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Been knocked out with a migraine all day and didn’t have the energy to make any tea but this only takes 30 seconds to brew so it was full of win right now. After drinking a cup I feel warm, comforted, and positive the headache will be gone soon. Positive thinking works, right?
I have had a box of this at my work tea station for a while and just drank the last bag. I almost shed a tear or two. Were it not for the 20 students in the room I might have let myself mourn properly. The tear shedding urge was twofold:
1. I am out of my favorite tea at work (thankfully I have a bag of the loose leaf version at home).
2. I forgot to pick up a new box this weekend when I went tea shopping at the International Food Market. I knew I needed a new box and was one of the reasons I went. I got side tracked by all the other teas and forgot to restock this. Much sadness on my part.
I have a thing for Genmaicha. And this one is the closest to perfection I have found. The added matcha just takes this to the next level. This is savory, nutty, sweet, comforting, relaxing, tasty, and wonderful. It does not taste bitter or burnt. I honestly could never get tired of drinking this. It is always what I need right at the moment I drink it.
This brews into a yellow green colored cup. The matcha is pretty thick in the cup, but I can’t really taste much of it. That might just be because I’m not very familiar with matcha, so my taste buds arn’t up to snuff. Overall this is a nice flavor. The roasted rice flavor comes through really nicely, and makes for a really relaxing cup. I suspect that this would handle a second infusion just fine, as long as you don’t really mind that most of the matcha has been steeped away.
I figured I’d try something different while waiting for all the Shincha to be released. This is actually pretty good for the price. Not quite sencha and far from a houjicha but still pleasing to my taste buds. Doesn’t have the grassy or marine like element that most sencha has. This would make a good everyday tea for the price conscience.
I usually don’t drink flavored tea but this one sparked my curiosity. It’s pretty good but I couldn’t see drinking this everyday. Tangy cherry flavor comes through mostly with the sencha flavor lying underneath. I think it has added flavorings other than the Sakura. I only steeped this twice as I got tired of the flavor fast. Definitely worth a try.