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drank Ryokucha by Samovar
314 tasting notes

I’ve had this forever and just opened it this morning. Just had to share it with my co-workers who love genmaicha.

I was able to get 4 infusions from my 12oz mug.

This is basically Genmaicha “to the Max!!” (lol, that’s such an 80’s reference isn’t it?). It’s super toasty, super green, mostly savory but with a little sweetness…and a bit of seaweed?

I enjoyed this because I love genmaicha. But it didn’t knock my socks off. So, while this was good, I’m not sure I’ll re-order once this tin is empty.

But it’s a good tea to share.

(hmm…I wonder exactly why I don’t love this? Since I find it good but not amazing, maybe the Samovar love spell has passed me over? ;) )

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec
wombatgirl

Interesting. I have only found one Samovar tea that just makes me weak in the knees, and this is it. Otherwise, I’m fairly “meh” on their stuff, which is great on my pocketbook considering their price.

sophistre

Royal Garland (which I am sadly out of) has been my ‘omg I need this tea’ Samovar tea…but Ryokucha is pretty great. The other genmaicha teas I’ve tried have come close, but not been quite as creamy/savory, so this one still wins in my book (I’ll grant you that I haven’t tried buckets of them, though).

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wombatgirl

Interesting. I have only found one Samovar tea that just makes me weak in the knees, and this is it. Otherwise, I’m fairly “meh” on their stuff, which is great on my pocketbook considering their price.

sophistre

Royal Garland (which I am sadly out of) has been my ‘omg I need this tea’ Samovar tea…but Ryokucha is pretty great. The other genmaicha teas I’ve tried have come close, but not been quite as creamy/savory, so this one still wins in my book (I’ll grant you that I haven’t tried buckets of them, though).

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