I saw this tea at H-Mart today and I couldn’t resist, in fact I bought a bunch of strange sounding grain teas, but I was insanely excited about this one. I love burnt rice, burnt anything really. Not SUPER burnt, but a little burnt (roasty) flavor goes a long way with me. So once I saw the name of this tea I couldn’t not buy it.

I didn’t even know what to expect, an extra roasty genmaicha? I got home and threw a bag in a mug and poured my water in. I smelled toast coming from my cup. After a few minutes (I had no idea what the parameters are as it’s in Korean), I pulled the bag out and had a sip. I knew I loved it immediately but I couldn’t place the flavors. After a few sips I realized what it tastes like.

Slightly burnt cheese toast. I know that sounds really strange for a tea, but holy snikeys, that’s what it tastes like and it’s sooooo good. I can totally imagine using this in a broth too. I love finding good savory teas that can try and fill my snack cravings. This one is probably the best find yet. I can’t wait to try the rest. But only after I make another cup of this.

Anyanka

I buy so much stuff at HMart. This sounds good. The last grain tea I got (at Lotte though) was roasted barley tea, but it was too roasty.

Kittenna

Hilarious tea name!

OMGsrsly

SO good to make at home, too. Almost burn the rice crust onto the bottom of your pot, then steep it in water. Mmm. I need to go to H-Mart now I know there’s a faster version!

Dinosara

Burnt rice “tea” is a huge thing in Madagascar, actually. It’s called rano mafana, which literally means hot water, or rano napango, which doesn’t really have a meaning. Every meal is eaten with a lot of rice made in a huge pot, and inevitably a lot gets burnt to the bottom. They boil water in the pot until its nice and dark; tastes like toasty, burnt rice! It is also functional because it helps with cleaning the pots after dinner since it loosens up the burnt rice so you don’t have to scrub so hard.

TastyBrew

@Dinosara That’s cool. Thanks for sharing. I love this stuff! I’ve been drinking it all day now. I can see how it could easily become a staple. Especially since it’s so functional!

And the name of this tea is awesome. My mom came over this afternoon and she’s used to me offering her some pretty nice teas. Today I offered her, Crust of overcooked rice tea. And she loved it to.

Nicole

love the name!!

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Anyanka

I buy so much stuff at HMart. This sounds good. The last grain tea I got (at Lotte though) was roasted barley tea, but it was too roasty.

Kittenna

Hilarious tea name!

OMGsrsly

SO good to make at home, too. Almost burn the rice crust onto the bottom of your pot, then steep it in water. Mmm. I need to go to H-Mart now I know there’s a faster version!

Dinosara

Burnt rice “tea” is a huge thing in Madagascar, actually. It’s called rano mafana, which literally means hot water, or rano napango, which doesn’t really have a meaning. Every meal is eaten with a lot of rice made in a huge pot, and inevitably a lot gets burnt to the bottom. They boil water in the pot until its nice and dark; tastes like toasty, burnt rice! It is also functional because it helps with cleaning the pots after dinner since it loosens up the burnt rice so you don’t have to scrub so hard.

TastyBrew

@Dinosara That’s cool. Thanks for sharing. I love this stuff! I’ve been drinking it all day now. I can see how it could easily become a staple. Especially since it’s so functional!

And the name of this tea is awesome. My mom came over this afternoon and she’s used to me offering her some pretty nice teas. Today I offered her, Crust of overcooked rice tea. And she loved it to.

Nicole

love the name!!

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I love tea. And I love beer. I spent my twenties thoroughly enjoying all that beer has to offer but now that I’m into my thirties and a stay at home mom of 2 little kids and 1 big kid, I spend more time enjoying tea.

I joined steepster in Feb 2013 and it’s crazy how much my tastes have changed since joining. Before, I liked cream and honey in all teas and loved mostly dessert blacks. Now I almost rarely drink them, but enjoy them from time to time. What I love more than anything are straight rich black teas, Fujian, Laoshan, Rizhao, etc… I also love pretty much any black tea that the little leaf hoppers have gotten their teeth on.

I’m still not too into the green/white/oolong varieties. I keep trying to but my tastes are evolving pretty slowly on that front.

Overall, I just enjoy tea. Something about it that just settles me.

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