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Ok, I’m sorry I haven’t been posting many reviews as of late. Life has gotten a little crazy. But I’m trying to organize it a little better these days (heck my house still isn’t unpacked from the move)! Anyway, this is me trying to get back into the swing of things.

So I was a the mall today and stopped into Teavana because I’ve been meaning to try Genmaicha for a while now and I knew they had it so why wait for an order from somewhere else? I also opted to get a cup to co with a hint of agave per the barista’s suggestion. This one is truly an acquired taste. I did like it, but I wasn’t so sure at first. It really had the toasty notes there but nothing else at first. Then halfway into the cup I really got the green tea and it was awesome! I’m going to experiment a little with brew times to see what works for my taste but I think I may have found a green tea I really like. I think I’ll have to try a few other tea locals versions of this tea…oh darn more tea to try! ;)

SimpliciTEA

I agree that this tea is an acquired taste. I have tried two different versions of it, and although I generally enjoy Japanese green teas, I didn’t care for this one. Still, I haven’t completely closed the door on it yet.

Good to hear from you, and I hope your unpacking goes as smoothly as it can!

The Purrfect Cup

I’m going to try a few other places for this too. Do you have any suggestions?

I hope the unpacking goes a little faster myself! I’ve also started up a new temp job too which is keeping me pretty busy too. Hoping things calm a little so I can get back to enjoying each and every sip of tea. :)

SimpliciTEA

You could always try Den’s Tea. They have a green tea sampler for $3 that has Genmaicha in it (http://www.denstea.com/bnew-to-dens-teab-c-377.html). Oh, I just noticed that the tea you reviewed is Gyokuro Genmaicha, I haven’t tried that, just regular Genmaicha. Still, here’s another company I recently discovered that I haven’t tried yet, but their prices look pretty good, and they are direct: http://www.hibiki-an.com/default.php/cPath/36?osCsid=hdiv7og4km592viu7c2m006ke1

Good luck with your new temp job, too!

Kashyap

I just looked at Hibiki an’s website and while I love tea from Uji, considering the market, the nuclear disaster, and the fact that its ‘direct’ shipping…seems to me $100/# for genmaicha is a bit expensive (most of the prices are based on 2.3-4oz and average $27).

SimpliciTEA

What caught my attention on Hibiki an’s website was, as you mention, that they ship direct, but what held it was the price for their ‘everyday gyokuro’: $35/7 OZ = $5/OZ. That’s a great price for—what I would hope to be—reasonably good gyokuro.

But, I agree, it looks like their prices for genmaicha are pretty steep.

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SimpliciTEA

I agree that this tea is an acquired taste. I have tried two different versions of it, and although I generally enjoy Japanese green teas, I didn’t care for this one. Still, I haven’t completely closed the door on it yet.

Good to hear from you, and I hope your unpacking goes as smoothly as it can!

The Purrfect Cup

I’m going to try a few other places for this too. Do you have any suggestions?

I hope the unpacking goes a little faster myself! I’ve also started up a new temp job too which is keeping me pretty busy too. Hoping things calm a little so I can get back to enjoying each and every sip of tea. :)

SimpliciTEA

You could always try Den’s Tea. They have a green tea sampler for $3 that has Genmaicha in it (http://www.denstea.com/bnew-to-dens-teab-c-377.html). Oh, I just noticed that the tea you reviewed is Gyokuro Genmaicha, I haven’t tried that, just regular Genmaicha. Still, here’s another company I recently discovered that I haven’t tried yet, but their prices look pretty good, and they are direct: http://www.hibiki-an.com/default.php/cPath/36?osCsid=hdiv7og4km592viu7c2m006ke1

Good luck with your new temp job, too!

Kashyap

I just looked at Hibiki an’s website and while I love tea from Uji, considering the market, the nuclear disaster, and the fact that its ‘direct’ shipping…seems to me $100/# for genmaicha is a bit expensive (most of the prices are based on 2.3-4oz and average $27).

SimpliciTEA

What caught my attention on Hibiki an’s website was, as you mention, that they ship direct, but what held it was the price for their ‘everyday gyokuro’: $35/7 OZ = $5/OZ. That’s a great price for—what I would hope to be—reasonably good gyokuro.

But, I agree, it looks like their prices for genmaicha are pretty steep.

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I am a tea lover, a wife, and mother of three cats (all rescues). I love to read, and to write. I’m also a BIG fan of the BBC’s Sherlock as well as Doctor Who.

I started drinking and enjoying tea (sure it was bagged Lipton, but it got me started) when my grandmother first introduced me to tea with milk and sugar (and peanut butter and jelly on toast) and my love just grew from there.

I was brought to loose leaf through a trip to Teavana aka my gateway to loose tea. But my taste has expanded along with my love of tea. Sometimes I right about tea on my blog – Gal In The Grey Hat.

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