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drank Genmaicha by Kusmi Tea
2306 tasting notes

Tea of the evening here, the last one to try in my Kusmi “afternoon” tea sampler set.

I normally quite like genmaicha, but as a few other people remarked this is a very light version and I’m used to the ones made by Japanese tea companies that are quite nutty and brothy. This is rather genteel with a sweetness and a slight floral note. Odd, I thought all genmaichas were mostly the same but perhaps the difference is the green tea they are using in this blend. I think I prefer the more traditional kind, but this is pretty nice overall and made for an interesting surprise. They claim this is delicious iced, so I may need to try that.

I never seem to be blown away by any of the Kusmi teas but the tins are just so darn cute…

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec
JC

LOL! That’s how they get you! I feel the same way about Genmaicha. I love it but it has to be more vegetal/brothy and toasty/nutty for me to be really enjoyable. I just love the scent while pouring water over it.

TeaBrat

me too!

CHAroma

This one was strangely floral to me too. It really seems to compete with the roasted elements.

TeaBrat

yeah it’s definitely different than any other genmaicha I’ve tried

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JC

LOL! That’s how they get you! I feel the same way about Genmaicha. I love it but it has to be more vegetal/brothy and toasty/nutty for me to be really enjoyable. I just love the scent while pouring water over it.

TeaBrat

me too!

CHAroma

This one was strangely floral to me too. It really seems to compete with the roasted elements.

TeaBrat

yeah it’s definitely different than any other genmaicha I’ve tried

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