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79
drank Lapacho Rhubarb by Hebden Tea
22 tasting notes

I came across a cute tea shop in York and picked up one of these because I never tried lapacho before, plus I like rhubarb and apparently Yorkshire is famous for its rhubarb.

Well, the tea is yummy. It’s currently my go-to herbal tea. I like having something like this around – it’s like a tea, but not actually the tea plant. Rooibos and I tend to not really get along most of the time, but I’ve had more luck with honeybush and I think of lapacho as a similar kind of ‘almost tea.’ The base is very pleasant but it stays mostly in the background which makes the flavour shine. The rhubarb is just very… rhubarby. Sweet and a little bit tart. Definitely very recognizably rhubarb. I am very happy with this one. I may have to go back to York to stock up in a while….

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 20 OZ / 600 ML

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59
drank Chinese Sencha by Hebden Tea
330 tasting notes

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60
drank Genmaicha by Hebden Tea
240 tasting notes

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60
drank Genmaicha by Hebden Tea
240 tasting notes

My wife was given this tea for her birthday. Naturally, she wondered if it was really for her! We have not tasted Genmaicha before and we tried it for the first time today. It is a hearty tea with a very toasty taste and aroma to it. I cannot decide how much I like it, but suspect that it is a ‘mood’ tea: great when you are in the mood for it. I did not notice much green tea in the flavour, because it seemed to be swamped by the toasted rice flavour that dominated. I think I was expecting something more delicate. Well, never mind. This is another tea that has its place in our cupboard for when we are in the mood for it. I shall try it again and report back when I have more time to spend working out the flavours and seeing if there is as much behind the rice flavour as the blurb from the website claims.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 0 sec
TeaBrat

Was it for her? :-P

Roughage

It was intended for her. I’m not sure if my beloved’s friend realised that I am the tea-head in the house. I’m not complaining though! :)

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