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drank Genmai Cha by Hime
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I love genmaicha! It’s really hard to go wrong with this type of tea. It reminds me of the toasted rice at the bottom of the pot back before my parents got a rice cooker. They would pour boiling water over the toasted rice to get it to unstick from the pot, which created a kind of toasted rice porridge, which was amazing! And my grandma would sometimes scrap up the toasted rice and squeeze it into balls like a toasty onigiri.

Obviously, I have very fond memories of toasted rice. :) The rice also hides whatever flaws exist in the tea. This particular tea is easily astringent, but the rice makes up for it. I could probably drink this for breakfast. It seems so filling even though it’s just liquid. :D

Thanks Tamm! I can always use more japanese teas in my life.

Tamm

yay! I’m glad you liked it so much because I tried to send you a whole bunch! lols

Stephanie

Yum! Toasty rice!! :)

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Tamm

yay! I’m glad you liked it so much because I tried to send you a whole bunch! lols

Stephanie

Yum! Toasty rice!! :)

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I came from a tea drinking family, but I never appreciated the different qualities and varieties of tea until older. All that time wasted! But I guess I needed to be mature enough to appreciate the tea experience. :)

My favorite teas are green oolongs and white tea. I also love greens, especially gyokuro. I have a huge appreciation for rooibos and honeybush as they are often that only thing I can drink in the evening. I am a relatively new convert to black teas. This is unfortunate for my wallet but extremely wonderful for my palate. :)

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