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drank Movie Night by DAVIDsTEA
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I was at a Japanese grocery store last week and in their tea section they sell large bags of the toasted rice used in genmaicha. First off, it’s so tasty just to snack on. Second, sizzling rice soup is one of my favorites soups ever but making the rice is a pain, this stuff is perfect! Finally, I’m having so much fun adding this to all varieties of tea. I added the rice to my movie night tonight and it was amazing. First steep was much more popcorn like than apple, which normally dominates, and the popcorn flavor tasted like it was from a movie popper, just a tad burnt, in a good way! The second steep tasted like a toasted apple tea, also very enjoyable. Tomorrow I’m going to add it to my morning tea just for giggles and see what happens! So far it’s made everything better!

OMGsrsly

Sizzling rice soup? Large bags of toasted rice? Please provide link(s)! I’m super curious.

TastyBrew

So I couldn’t find the rice I bought at the store online but this is pretty much the same
http://www.asianfoodgrocer.com/product/roasted-brown-rice. Looks like its out of stock for now, but gives you an idea of what I’m talkin about. As far as the soup, it’s just a chicken or veggie stock base, with thinly sliced veggies of your choice (I do cabbage, brocolli, carrots, bamboo shoots, and mushrooms) then an optional protein, and the sizzling rice. In restaurants they fry up the rice right before you put it into the soup so that when it hits the hot broth it “sizzles”. I add the rice as I’m eating it so that it stays crunchy. Yum!!! You can also google ‘sizzling rice soup’ and get some recipes, but I’m not much of a recipe person. I let my tummy guide the way…

whatshesaid

That sounds awesome! Also because I was drinking Nina’s Japon when I read this earlier today and because Rice Krispies are my fave cereal (apparently i lost all my fun and sense of adventure when I hit 30, hehe)

OMGsrsly

Oh, that is so cool! Thanks so much. :)

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OMGsrsly

Sizzling rice soup? Large bags of toasted rice? Please provide link(s)! I’m super curious.

TastyBrew

So I couldn’t find the rice I bought at the store online but this is pretty much the same
http://www.asianfoodgrocer.com/product/roasted-brown-rice. Looks like its out of stock for now, but gives you an idea of what I’m talkin about. As far as the soup, it’s just a chicken or veggie stock base, with thinly sliced veggies of your choice (I do cabbage, brocolli, carrots, bamboo shoots, and mushrooms) then an optional protein, and the sizzling rice. In restaurants they fry up the rice right before you put it into the soup so that when it hits the hot broth it “sizzles”. I add the rice as I’m eating it so that it stays crunchy. Yum!!! You can also google ‘sizzling rice soup’ and get some recipes, but I’m not much of a recipe person. I let my tummy guide the way…

whatshesaid

That sounds awesome! Also because I was drinking Nina’s Japon when I read this earlier today and because Rice Krispies are my fave cereal (apparently i lost all my fun and sense of adventure when I hit 30, hehe)

OMGsrsly

Oh, that is so cool! Thanks so much. :)

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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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