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Received this in the Bestsellers sampler from Zoomdweebies kickstarter campaign.

Well I can see why this one is a bestseller!

I never really had any desire to try this tea before. I am not the hugest genmaicha fan. I like it but I usually gravitate to other teas.

Upon opening the bag, I am hit with a popcorn smell. And upon closer sniff, it smells like soba cha, which is one of my favs.

I quickly brewed this up. It mostly smells like soba cha to me, very light green tea smell. It tastes DELICIOUS. It is very light on the green tea, which is just slightly salty and seaweed-y but not overpowering. There is a lot of roasted wheat/buckwheat/grain smell, not quite popcorn-y, but close. At the very end of the sip I get a beautiful creamy melted marshmallow-y taste, but to me I guess it is more of a melted vanilla ice cream taste (you know when you leave hard ice cream out on the counter and it gets real soft, but it not melted into a puddle of liquid – delish).

Very impressed with this one, I didn’t think I would like it so much.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec
52teas

Funny, I wasn’t a big genmaicha fan either until this blend. Once I did this, I realized it had potential for some fun flavored teas.

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52teas

Funny, I wasn’t a big genmaicha fan either until this blend. Once I did this, I realized it had potential for some fun flavored teas.

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I am a lifetime tea lover.

I did foray into the world of coffee for a period of time, but I returned to my true love. I still, however, enjoy a good cup of java.

My all time favorite tea is Earl Grey, which I drink every morning, the stronger the bergamot the better. I definitely prefer natural oil of bergamot to artificial flavouring.

I mostly like black and dark oolong teas. My current favs are Fujian blacks, Keemun and Assams, and Wuyi oolongs. I gravitate towards anything with lychee in it. I also drink a lot of herbal blends but am wary of hibiscus. I do not favour mate, or pu’erh tea, although I have found a few blends that I like. (I so badly want to like straight pu’erh tea but it all tastes gross to me. I keep trying though). Rooibos, green and white teas fall somewhere in the middle. I find myself gravitating towards heavily roasted oolongs and teas from Paris/France based companies.

I love iced teas and cold brews.

My current tea goal is to make the perfect cup of chai from scratch – almost there…I think.

I am in love with the whole experience of tea.

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Saskatchewan, CANADA

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