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This tea is definitely different, but its also very good!

The liquid is sour at first, with a dry bitterness. Hold on though, it quickly changes into a sweet roasted corn flavor. This taste lingers for quite awhile. There are some similarities at first to Genmaicha, but you certainly can taste the difference of the roasted barley in this one (verses the rice).

Honestly, it reminds me a lot of Honey Smacks once you get past the first bite of sharpness of the sip. There is a lot of sweetness in this tea. No question – its worth trying!

Edit:

I forgot to add, that there is a small amount of black tea that is added to this Barley Tea. Just enough to blend a little extra goodness. I’m not sure what type of Black tea since the Barley is the dominant flavor. I will have to keep trying this one a few times, to possibly pick up more of the added black tea characteristics.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
gmathis

I’ll be on the hunt for this. (What color is the box, if you don’t mind? My favorite strawberry black is in a red-and-white box you can’t miss on the shelf.)

Pureleaf

The box is covered with golden colored barley grains, as well as a white plain teacup and saucer filled with tea on the front left-hand side of the box. I’ll keep looking for a picture to add so that you can have a better visual. I wasn’t successful the first time around on finding one. Now tell me about this strawberry black in the red-and-white box that you like so well. :)

Pureleaf

Oh wow, I’ve seen this one around. I will definitely have to try it! Thanks for the heads up on that tea. Sounds delish!

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gmathis

I’ll be on the hunt for this. (What color is the box, if you don’t mind? My favorite strawberry black is in a red-and-white box you can’t miss on the shelf.)

Pureleaf

The box is covered with golden colored barley grains, as well as a white plain teacup and saucer filled with tea on the front left-hand side of the box. I’ll keep looking for a picture to add so that you can have a better visual. I wasn’t successful the first time around on finding one. Now tell me about this strawberry black in the red-and-white box that you like so well. :)

Pureleaf

Oh wow, I’ve seen this one around. I will definitely have to try it! Thanks for the heads up on that tea. Sounds delish!

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I’m a southern boy that relocated to the Mid-West that has an intense love for high quality loose leaf tea! This is no doubt, a passion I intend to enjoy and pursue for the rest of my life! I love the art of tea, and the expression of it’s culture in each cup.

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Typically, I’m a straight tea and loose-leaf type of drinker. Black teas (especially Taiwanese blacks), Greener Oolong and Sheng Pu-erhs are top on my list!

Don’t get me wrong though, I do like me some darker, roasted oolongs, shu puerhs, greens and whites are a must as well!

I guess the only way to get the bigger picture is to start with that I love tea. Almost all traditional teas are welcomed, and I have been know to try a few flavored or blended teas.

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