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80
drank Corn Silk Tea by Tea Zen
837 tasting notes

Ooh, what an interesting tea. This came from a swap I did a while ago with albertocanfly. It’s definitely an unusual one, and I’m not really sure what to expect. It came in a traditional-style tea bag (the paper kind with the string) and there was a little bit of a roasty scent to it. I followed the parameters from albertocanfly’s tasting note.

It definitely smells like unsalted and unbuttered popcorn, with a little bit of a burnt edge to it. It actually tastes a lot like popcorn also, but there’s definitely a sobacha-like aspect to it as well, almost like peanuts. There’s a natural sweetness that especially comes out at the end. Overall, this is definitely tasty, but I think I prefer sobacha.

Flavors: Peanut, Popcorn, Roasted

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec 4 OZ / 118 ML
Skulleigh

wow, that sounds interesting! One of those things where I picture someone sitting around going “I wonder what would happen if I soaked this in hot water?” and then tried it. :D

Ost

I love this tea so much! She’s so awesome-she sent me a box of this one for my birthday, since I can’t buy it online. I am saving it for special times haha! It’s such an odd tea, but I really like it. xD

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82
drank Corn Silk Tea by Tea Zen
478 tasting notes

In the birthday package Albertocanfly sent me, she threw in a whole pack of this tea! Really have fallen in love with this one. Trying to save it though since It’s not available online and I don’t have any store around here that carries it. I will savor this tea!
The more I drink it the more I like it, and the more I find myself craving it! It’s delicious! If you like genmaicha-you’ll like this one too!
Bumping my rating on this one!

Sil

interesting

Ost

It is! Definitely worth trying if you can ever!

Cheri

Sounds yummy!

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82
drank Corn Silk Tea by Tea Zen
478 tasting notes

Got this tea from Albertocanfly, who seemed to really like it.
Since she got me to try genmaicha which I fell in love with, she thought I’d like this one….and she might have been right. xD
At might have steeped this a minute over or 30 seconds over on accident, since it totally smelled like burnt popcorn at first, but the flavor seemed to be okay.
I don’t know why I’m surprised…but it literally tastes like buttered corn.
I kinda thought it would taste more like genmaicha, like salted, nutty popcorn. But it just tastes like corn. Exactly what the name is. I don’t know why I thought any different. xD
The more I drink this one, the more I like it. Like genmaicha, it’s just really weird!
Who would have thought I’d like teas like this. xD
I love corn in general, but in a tea form…that’s just so different.
This tea is buttery and smooth. Has a strong taste of corn.
And yet I find myself actually liking it. I can see this tea really growing on me, like genmaicha. xD

Flavors: Butter, Corn Husk, Smooth

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89
drank Corn Silk Tea by Tea Zen
111 tasting notes

This was my first corn silk tea, and I have to say, it is incredibly delicious!!^.^ Mmmm… it tastes and smells almost exactly like unbuttered popcorn! It seems a bit odd to like a tea that is essentially liquid popcorn, but it is strangely addictive. Mmmm. Found a new, interesting herbal to keep around in my tea stash. Yum, yum!

Flavors: Popcorn

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 30 sec 1 g 4 OZ / 120 ML
mj

I’ve never heard of corn silk tea, but it sounds interesting!

albertocanfly

I hadn’t either! Apparently it has quite the health benefits, too…. http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-140-CORN%20SILK.aspx?activeIngredientId=140&activeIngredientName=CORN%20SILK :]
It’s really interesting. Not sure why I haven’t heard of this tea before if it is on Webmd!

TheTeaFairy

Never heard of that either, sounds great!

rosebudmelissa

That sounds good, definitely adding it to my wishlist.

Ost

That sounds good!

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Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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84
drank pu-erh tea (bo-i-cha) by Tea Zen
20 tasting notes

i just finished 100 teabags during last six months,
it’s korean tea company but they’re manufacturing their products with chinese leaves. I love this tea, not very expensive, strong enough, and it goes well as a milk tea with a very special combination with its original flavor. As itself, it might be too strong if you let your teabag over just 2 mins, the color turns to red, then brown, then vandyke brown.
And with its darkest version, a splash of milk makes it perfect..
not very high quality as a pu-erh tea but since there’s so few genuine pu-erh tea in the marketplace, without all the discussions about pu-erh, it can be the one for everyday pu-erh with good price. clean and strong.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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