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drank Genmaicha by Kusmi Tea
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This was the first genmaicha I’d ever had. It’s an unusual kind of tea taste for me, and I knew it would be. It’s got roasty, green thing going on and it tastes a lot like the flavour of those bits of rice that get charred onto the bottom of a pot of rice if you cook it for too long, with an aftertaste that tastes almost exactly like marijuana. It’s very rice-y, like the taste in your mouth after eating those round rice crackers, but that’s definitely balanced with the green aspect. It’s not at all bitter, even though I left the bag in for several minutes (I know that’s not what’s recommended, but I pretty much needed the caffeine because it’s assignment time, and also, I wanted to really test the flavour). It’s quite comforting, and though I wouldn’t definitely buy a full canister of it, I wouldn’t discount it as a good option for a “sometimes” tea. I drank it unsweetened and couldn’t imagine it any other way. I think it’d probably taste like cereal or something then.

Update: I tried this slightly sweetened. It brought out the rice flavour in a way, but it was just kind of a bit cloying since the tea already has that slight sweetness to begin with. I’d recommend either going very easy on the sweetener, or going without it. I won’t change the rating, because the tea’s flavour was just as good as last time, which is quite good!

Calla

This was the first genmaicha I tried too, and still my fave. When I visit a kusmi store again, this one is on my list, it suck to live so far away from a Kusmi location, truly breaks my heart. I tried it first at a cafe and loved it, I really love the unique flavour that genmaicha has. I’ve tried a few other brands, but Kusmi is my fave.

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Calla

This was the first genmaicha I tried too, and still my fave. When I visit a kusmi store again, this one is on my list, it suck to live so far away from a Kusmi location, truly breaks my heart. I tried it first at a cafe and loved it, I really love the unique flavour that genmaicha has. I’ve tried a few other brands, but Kusmi is my fave.

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