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Sipdown, 244.

This morning has started out poorly. Got a call from my credit card company about frauduent charges… apparently someone used my card number to try to refill their Starbucks card to the tune of $300. So that’s fun.

Also the campus is on a boil order because a water main broke nearby, and will be until the end of the day. Fortunately I already filter my water here for tea (it came out of the tap kind of… brown this morning), but I will also be making only black tea today, I guess.

As always in these situations, I want a tea to make me feel better. I also wanted a sipdown, so I figured I would try this one, which I got a sample of from Ze_Teamaker. Thanks so much for sending it along! This is a mistake tea where Verdant accidentally used Laoshan Black instead of Laoshan Green to make this genmaicha.

I have to say, I have never been too much of a fan of genmaicha (the green version), but this is amazingly delicious. Crisp, nutty toasty rice flavor goes so much better to me with a black base than a green. Oh so chocolatey, sweet and honeyed from the Laoshan Black, it’s like eating the most delicious chocolate museli with honey. Now I am nostalgic for my time in Greece, when I ate chocolate museli with greek yogurt and greek honey every morning for breakfast. Yum.

David, please make this blend available for purchase! It is so good!

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DaisyChubb

Um I would empty my bank acct for this if it were for purchase. Your review is beautiful! My mouth… it waters!

Starfevre

I really really want to try a black genmaicha now.

Kittenna

Petition! Petition!

Kashyap

glad you could find refuge in a cup of tea and in other tea dreams…sorry you’ve had such a rough day

David Duckler

Hi Dinosara- Thanks for the review. You know, all the tea legends in China talk about the origins of teas being accidental and fortuitous. If this tea does go up for sale, you would be get to be part of that legend :)

I have a new batch of Laoshan Black on the way right now. Hooray! It sells so fast now that it is hard for the He family to keep us supplied. When it arrives, I may end up actually releasing a Laoshan Black Genmaicha with toasted Minnesota wild rice.

Starfevre

Ooh, that would be AWESOME.

Kashyap

That would be amazing David…a wonderful tribute and to merge such select origin tea with native US rice would be a gift to all

Indigobloom

consider me down for this one if it’s blended! for a sample atleast!!

Sil

DAVID YES PLEASE! There are a bunch of us who would love to try this. I’ll pick up at least 1oz.

Kittenna

I’d probably pick up 2 oz. just on spec :D

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DaisyChubb

Um I would empty my bank acct for this if it were for purchase. Your review is beautiful! My mouth… it waters!

Starfevre

I really really want to try a black genmaicha now.

Kittenna

Petition! Petition!

Kashyap

glad you could find refuge in a cup of tea and in other tea dreams…sorry you’ve had such a rough day

David Duckler

Hi Dinosara- Thanks for the review. You know, all the tea legends in China talk about the origins of teas being accidental and fortuitous. If this tea does go up for sale, you would be get to be part of that legend :)

I have a new batch of Laoshan Black on the way right now. Hooray! It sells so fast now that it is hard for the He family to keep us supplied. When it arrives, I may end up actually releasing a Laoshan Black Genmaicha with toasted Minnesota wild rice.

Starfevre

Ooh, that would be AWESOME.

Kashyap

That would be amazing David…a wonderful tribute and to merge such select origin tea with native US rice would be a gift to all

Indigobloom

consider me down for this one if it’s blended! for a sample atleast!!

Sil

DAVID YES PLEASE! There are a bunch of us who would love to try this. I’ll pick up at least 1oz.

Kittenna

I’d probably pick up 2 oz. just on spec :D

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I am tea obsessed, with the stash to match. I tend to really enjoy green oolongs, Chinese blacks, and flavored teas with high quality bases, especially florals, bergamot-based teas, and chocolate teas.

In my free time I am a birder, baker, and music/movie/tv addict.

Here are my rating categories, FYI:
100-90: Mind-blowingly good, just right for my palate, and teas that just take me to a happy place.
89-86: I really really like these teas and will keep most of them in the permanent collection, but they’re not quite as spectacular as the top category
85-80: Pretty tasty teas that I enjoy well enough, but definitely won’t rebuy when I run out.
79-70: Teas that I would probably drink again, but only if there were no preferrable options.
69-50: Teas that I don’t really enjoy all that much and wouldn’t drink another cup of.
49 and below: Mega yuck. This tea is just disgusting to me.
Unrated: Usually I feel unqualified to rate these teas because they are types of teas that I tend to not like in general. Sometimes user error or tea brewed under poor conditions.

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