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Gen Mai Cha is without a doubt one of the best teas I’ve been able to pick up on my home turf. It’s got a very natural flavour – no additives – and the roasted rice blend perfectly with the green tea. Very enjoyable.
I’m not sure which brand I’m drinking since it comes from a rebranded package, but to be honest I’ve not sensed much of a difference between different Gen Mai Chas.
Best enjoyed with a purring cat in your lap. A perfect complement.
I’ve been raised to believe that adding anything to green tea is utter blasphemy, but today, out of curiosity, I decided to experiment a little in an attempt to do something new with a familiar tea. I added some honey to my mug and I was pleasently surprised by the results. The honey smoothes out both the tang of the lemongrass and the pungency of the gingerroot and meshes very nicely with the tea as a whole.
I drank two cups of this after supper tonight. The first steep, for 3 minutes, was a little weak, so on the second I steeped it for five minutes which tasted much better. It had also taken the edge off of the ginger the second time ‘round so that it was only a nice, pleasently-warm compliment to the tea instead of the spicy, dominating flavour (although still not nearly as strong as a lot of other ginger teas I’ve tried) it was on the first steep.