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I’ve been on a loose leaf green tea kick, so I’m pleasantly surprised at how good this is (and not just for a bag tea). I brewed it for 3 minutes at exactly 175 degrees (bwahaha my new kettle lets me heat water to precisely the temperature I want/need). The color really is sunny! The brewed smell is vegetal and sweet. The taste is vegetal, a tad astringent, and even a little buttery. The astringency gets stronger as the tea cools and it starts leaving a dry feeling in my mouth. Still drinkable, but not as good as when the tea is hot.

overall, this is not something that I would go out of my way to stock, but I wouldn’t mind having this if offered.

Oh, and btw, sipdown!

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drank Genmaicha by Choice Organic Teas
39 tasting notes

Had this again over the weekend. I have to admit that I’m hoarding my last few tea bags of this because I don’t want to buy more tea (I have enough and I’m moving in 1.5 weeks) but don’t have any other genmaichas in my cupboard. Hopefully I can sipdown some of my Della Terra samples to justify placing a Verdant order for their genmaichas….. :)

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drank Genmaicha by Choice Organic Teas
39 tasting notes

Had this tea a few hours ago to soothe my sore throat. This tea was the first genmaicha I ever tried – I really enjoy the roasty, malty flavor of this tea. Overall this is a great bagged tea.

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Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teabag
Water: ~500ml at 195°F
Steep Time: a little over 3 minutes https://www.teaity.com/
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: paper, floral, toasty
Steeped Tea Smell: toasty, hint floral
Flavor: smooth, toasty, floral finish
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: slightly perfume, toasty
Liquor: translucent light yellow-brown

not bad for a bagged tea

Rating: 2/4 leaves

blog: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2013/09/choice-organic-teas-teabag-oolong-tea.html

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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56

I just bought my second box a few days ago while looking for a different tea.

Can’t say it’s anything spectacular, but perhaps a good staple tea.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Darjeeling by Choice Organic Teas
1210 tasting notes

I arrived early to work, so I went to the nearest place to fortify myself with more tea. Unfortunately I wasn’t early enough to go to the really good coffee shop, with the nice selection of tea, so I had to settle for a place that has all its tea in a basket near the front, that you pick out what you want and dump hot water on it.
Sigh.
So I picked this, as I like Darjeeling, and I’d never tried this brand before.
Meh. Its drinkable, but not exciting. One dimensional and weak. Will I never find a truly exceptional Darjeeling?

K S

Not in a basket where you pour hot water on it. :)

ashmanra

Margaret’s Hope is pretty awesome, and I was only having 2nd flush! I imagine first must be wonderful! And Harney and Sons has some great ones, I think one is called Punjab? I should look it up!

Rosehips

Ohh, thanks Ashmanra, I will look those up.

Fuzzy_Peachkin

If you message me your address I’ll send you the Butiki Giddhapar Darjeeling I have. I had it once and it wasn’t my kind of tea. I might have just one more cup to make up my mind about it, but I’d rather it go to someone who likes darjeeling.

Rosehips

Thank you, Fuzzy_Peachkin! I will do that.

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