I feel like I am probably the only person on Steepster who has yet to try Laoshan Green, though that is by design. I hate green beans. Not a causal hate, I despise them, and that is often pointed out to be a dominant taste note in Laoshan Green. But I am a little bit obsessed with genmaicha so I got a sample of this against my better instinct.

Well… I suppose I am glad that I tried this. It’s very buttery as other notes have mentioned, but oh man is that some green bean taste up front and center. Very vegetal, but not in the soft spinachy way that I enjoy. This is like vegetables… in my mug. I have this issue with most Chinese greens really, it’s like a stewed veggie mash. Ugh.

The toasty, roasted rice notes are nice but I am so put of by the “here, have a cup of veggie liquid!” that I am having trouble really distinguishing them. Yeah, I am kind of hating this blend. My own fault, I suppose: not going to rate this one as it’s nothing wrong with the tea. I have a $5 voucher at Verdant so I think I’ll give the black genmaicha a go—no green beans there!

Bonnie

Use it for a trade!

Alphakitty

I actually only got a sample and used it all up, so thankfully I don’t have any leftovers! For some reason I still wanted to try it even knowing that it wouldn’t be my thing haha

Emily M

I do that from time to time… and then I’m always like “Why did I do this to myself? You knew you wouldn’t like it!”
Curiosity, I suppose, is my weakness. Or at least one of them…haha

TastyBrew

Funny, your review actually really makes it sound good to me! Going on my shopping list to try!

Alphakitty

It is a very high-quality tea, green beans just aren’t my thing! But if that’s your jam most definitely give this one a try.

Starfevre

I love green beans. I dislike green tea. I am conflicted.

Alphakitty

If you don’t like greens I think this probably won’t be a winner for you, but Verdant does offer small sample sizes thankfully so you can try it out without regret!

Sil

I don’t like greens, but I like this genmaicha enough that others don’t compare and enough to randomly pick up a sample here and there for when I want just a cup or two. I rink it like once every 6 ,months or so lol

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Bonnie

Use it for a trade!

Alphakitty

I actually only got a sample and used it all up, so thankfully I don’t have any leftovers! For some reason I still wanted to try it even knowing that it wouldn’t be my thing haha

Emily M

I do that from time to time… and then I’m always like “Why did I do this to myself? You knew you wouldn’t like it!”
Curiosity, I suppose, is my weakness. Or at least one of them…haha

TastyBrew

Funny, your review actually really makes it sound good to me! Going on my shopping list to try!

Alphakitty

It is a very high-quality tea, green beans just aren’t my thing! But if that’s your jam most definitely give this one a try.

Starfevre

I love green beans. I dislike green tea. I am conflicted.

Alphakitty

If you don’t like greens I think this probably won’t be a winner for you, but Verdant does offer small sample sizes thankfully so you can try it out without regret!

Sil

I don’t like greens, but I like this genmaicha enough that others don’t compare and enough to randomly pick up a sample here and there for when I want just a cup or two. I rink it like once every 6 ,months or so lol

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Tea has always been a passion of mine, though I got away from it during college. A lack of cupboard space and a constant influx of people into my suite made me pretty much abandon my teas at home. But now that I’m done with school, it’s definitely come back with a vengeance—to the point where I’ve purchased about 65 different kinds in the past 3 months!

I like most kinds of teas—yes, even peach, which I used to think I disliked!. Oolongs are definitely my favorite, and I’m an avid fan of earl grey, floral teas, and chai blends along with anything melon. The only kind of teas on my “no” list are rooibos blends (which gives me headaches) and banana flavored ones since bananas are public enemy #1 in my mind.

The best thing about tea for me is how you can be passionate about it and still have it integrate into all of your other hobbies. I like a lot of things: writing, video games, books, sewing, figure collecting, astronomy… it’s a long list. But whatever I’m doing, I can have a cup of tea in hand!

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