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I like genmaichas, but I don’t drink them a lot because I never really have a craving for them. The only time I really want some is when I go out to an Asian restaurant (usually because it still tastes decent after they boil it). But I figured I would give this one a try. I got a mere ounce knowing that it would last me a while, and it is, although I’m starting to go through it a little quicker now!

It’s been a cold, rainy, dreary day. I woke up at 6am this morning to go stand out in the (literally) freezing rain for three hours to learn how to do tree plots. I needed something soothing and warm pronto! I grabbed this. The first cup I downed just to get some warmth back into my body. Sometime during my second cup I started to get feeling back in my fingers and toes. Then I slowed down and actually tasted the tea!

This tea is incredibly smooth, creamy, and buttery. It’s reminiscent of buttered popcorn…heavy on the butter. The toasted rice isn’t the normal toasted rice you find in genmaichas. This one is sweeter and nutty. This tea is thick and savory, I feel like it should almost be viscous (not a bad thing, I promise).

I love the movie 16 Candles, and I have this scene stuck in my head:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rS7s3Wq2ggk
Because today, it’s my birthday! Oh and guess who just got a monthly reserve tea package in today!

ETA: I lied, the package I got was actually the free David’s Choice reserve samples I got from accumulating so many points on the Verdant site!

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Claire

Happy birthday and enjoy the monthly reserve package!

Bonnie

A big warm HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! (I sung that! Honestly!)

inguna

Happy Birthday!!!

JC

Happy Birthday! Don’t get too tea drunk! :P

Invader Zim

Thank you everyone! And tea drunk was yesterday!…maybe again tomorrow…I still have time today yet :)

CupofTree

Happy birthday! And what’s a tree plot?

Nicole/Tea-Historic

Happy birthday!

ashmanra

Happy birthday!

Invader Zim

Thank you all!

CupofTree: What we did for a tree plot was go out in the middle of the woods, put a steak through loggers tape and measure out so many meters in a radius (we started out at 4.7m, and went up to 17.8m). Then, you measure all the trees within that radius. We then calculated the height, their canopy cover, canopy density, ground cover, etc. It’s tedious work that was made less fun by the weather.

gmathis

Sounds like a memorable birthday, if not a warm and cozy one!

Veronica

Happy birthday!

Fjellrev

Happy birthday!

Kittenna

Oooooh, I’m so curious about the contents of the David’s Choice package! Mine is in the mail to me right now! Also, happy birthday! :D

Terri HarpLady

I’m playing Happy Birthday for you on my Harp!!

Invader Zim

Thank you everyone! And Terri, I’d love to hear you play one day!

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Claire

Happy birthday and enjoy the monthly reserve package!

Bonnie

A big warm HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! (I sung that! Honestly!)

inguna

Happy Birthday!!!

JC

Happy Birthday! Don’t get too tea drunk! :P

Invader Zim

Thank you everyone! And tea drunk was yesterday!…maybe again tomorrow…I still have time today yet :)

CupofTree

Happy birthday! And what’s a tree plot?

Nicole/Tea-Historic

Happy birthday!

ashmanra

Happy birthday!

Invader Zim

Thank you all!

CupofTree: What we did for a tree plot was go out in the middle of the woods, put a steak through loggers tape and measure out so many meters in a radius (we started out at 4.7m, and went up to 17.8m). Then, you measure all the trees within that radius. We then calculated the height, their canopy cover, canopy density, ground cover, etc. It’s tedious work that was made less fun by the weather.

gmathis

Sounds like a memorable birthday, if not a warm and cozy one!

Veronica

Happy birthday!

Fjellrev

Happy birthday!

Kittenna

Oooooh, I’m so curious about the contents of the David’s Choice package! Mine is in the mail to me right now! Also, happy birthday! :D

Terri HarpLady

I’m playing Happy Birthday for you on my Harp!!

Invader Zim

Thank you everyone! And Terri, I’d love to hear you play one day!

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I’m an avid tea drinker, it’s what I drink all day and why I’m here. I don’t sweeten my teas except for the occasional iced tea or cold-brewed tea. I typically brew my teas with a brew basket in a 12 oz cup. If I brew another way I will always note it.

Dislikes: black teas, milk flavored oolongs, hibiscus, red rooibos, licorice, dessert teas, mate, guayusa.

Loves: straight teas, especially Chinese green teas, sencha, jasmine, dan congs, mint, coconut.

My ratings are based mostly on the smiley faces. If a tea is of good quality but not to my taste preference I try not to rate it because I think that is unfair.

I drink a lot of the same teas and will not record every time I drink them. I log them the first time I try them and then again if I did something different and/or got different results.

I also try to keep my cupboard updated to what I actually have for those that wish to swap, although some of them are merely samples.

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