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Full disclosure: on it’s own this tea is not a 90%. It is kind of a boring vanilla rooibos, a little sweet but not remarkable.
HOWEVER I am going to tell you a wonderful tea secret that might change your mind about this tea if you have tried it before and been unimpressed:
If you like to drink teas latte style; this tea blends with almost any herbal or black tea perfectly and takes the drink to a whole new level.
I am very fond of blending it with dessert-y herbals, iced OR hot. I sub like 1 scoop of it in for a travel mug and two for a pot. It adds a taste of creamy vanilla that blends really well with the macadamia milk I use for lattes.
Flavors: Brown Sugar, Caramel, Cream, Honey, Vanilla
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Flavors: Popcorn, Sweet, Toasted Rice
In fairness, I’ve never had a genmaicha tea before now, and it may just not be my thing. But I really disliked this! If you remember puffed wheat cereal, it had a very particular scent that I get from this tea. (Oddly, it’s the puffed wheat scent, not the puffed rice scent to me.) And it definitely smells like popcorn. The brew really just tastes like slightly nutty boiled water. I can see how if I were a peasant trying to stretch my tea supply, this could work. But, well, I’m not. So I’ll be getting other stuff from here on out!
Flavors: Nutty, Popcorn, Rice, Wheat
I received this tea courtesy of a colleague from her 24 days of tea calendar. I guess she found the smell off-putting, but I quite like it. The cherry aroma is very vibrant and it has a nice chocolatey smell even though there’s no chocolate ingredients listed. Brewed up the rosebuds provide more of a floral aroma although the flavour remains prominently cherry. There’s a delicateness from the white and green tea blend that is quite pleasant.
Flavors: Cherry, Coconut, Flowers
I can’t use the sliders to rate and specify steeping conditions bcos I’m on mobile but I loved this tea! I’m seeing mixed reviews on here, so clearly it is not everyone’s “cup of tea” so to speak, but I’d definitely recommend it to try! It’s a smooth green tea with earthy flavours from the toasted rice. I find it very comforting and easy to enjoy. I re-steeped it and it was just as great the second time! I was having a rough day when I tried this tea, and it was very nice to have such a nice tea to calm me down.
I got the David’s Tea Advent Calendar and have enjoyed Day 1 , 2 & 4 but Day 3 the Genmaicha smelled like dirty socks and tasted just as bad … This is from a person that knows not to judge taste with smell , ie. Grated Parmesan Cheese smells bad but tastes great . However Genmaicha smells bad & tastes bad … I have other green teas in my pantry that I drink often so it can’t be the category of tea
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Flavors: Caramel, Cinnamon, Clove, Cloves, Creamy, Lemon, Natural Pumpkin Spice Flavor, Spices, Spicy, Tannin, Tea, Vanilla
David’s Tea Advent Calendar Day 3.
No. Just no. I don’t care for green teas. They taste rather like glass clippings that have sat out in a hot sun after a rain. I would never ordered this, but since it was part of the advent calendar I decided to give it a try. You don’t know if you don’t try, right?
I tried it. That is all.
I am not giving this one a rating because I don’t think it’s fair. I don’t like green teas. But this might be a superb tea for those who do enjoy green tea.
Third day of the advent calander
I…don’t like Genmaicha as a general rule, so I’m not a good judge of this. That said, I don’t dislike it as much as I’ve disliked some others. I wouldn’t buy a bag of it though.
Flavors: Green, Rice, Roasted, Vegetal
Couleur verte très pâle translucide, particules de feuilles de thé en suspension. Arôme de lait, beurre, pas grand chose d’autre. Goût de beurre, végétal, légère amertume. Corps moyen-dense, texture crémeuse voir grasse.
Flavors: Butter, Creamy
Another discontinued tea from David’s that I have to get through to (hopefully) get my tea cupboard looking somewhat presentable. I imagine that this tea was probably succeeded by Juicy Orange, which is a tea I might consider picking up just to try. Fruity Pu’erh teas are a very strange ground for me because I don’t really associate fruit with the deep earthiness that comes with a Pu’erh base. That being said, I would consider Blood Orange a fruit with the right flavor to work well with a Pu’erh base.
Once steeped the tea got the typical dark brown color that comes with a Pu’erh and sadly it did also come with the fishy aroma that tends to be present with that base. However, it wasn’t as bad as what I smelled when I tried my Ginger Pu’erh. The taste itself is more pleasant to me, it has a full-bodied base with just enough blood orange flavor for it to be present, but not overpowering. I did add a bit of sugar later and I think it helped the orange come to the front a bit more.
Overall, I think that this is a decent tea hot, but I imagine that it was eventually replaced by Juicy Orange for a reason.