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drank Browncoat Genmaicha by 52teas
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It’s still cooling off before I actually take a sip, but so far it is smelling like your general genmaicha tea. The liquor is a pale yellowy green. I could see the cocoa in the dry mix, but I could not smell it. I’m gonna see what it is like without any sugar first, since I can sometimes drink genmaicha plain, though I will likely add a spoon (or partial spoon) as I usually find adding sugar brings out certain flavours not detectable alone. Gonna go back to my backlogs while it continues to cool off more…I’ll come back in a bit when I’ve tried it. but I love genmaicha, so there’s little reason for me to not like this unless I fudged on the steeping side of things.

I think I fudged up the steeping…this tastes like regular genmaicha to me. I’m getting no chocolate. I love genmaicha, so I am not worried, but I was hoping for that Nestle Crunch flavour. Maybe next time. I’m beginning to wonder if my buds are off. I might have to try a tried and true fave and see what happens.

Indigobloom

Don’t worry, I find the chocolate really tends to hide with this one to!! :(

Amariel

I might steep it longer on this one next time, but I was a little light handed due to fear of burning it or oversteeping it.

Indigobloom

How long did you steep for? I usually go 2.5min. Well, with other 52tea blends haha

Amariel

I don’t remember how long I steeped, but probably a minute to a minute in a half.

Indigobloom

ah. try a little longer, for sure! fingers crossed for you that it works better :)

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Indigobloom

Don’t worry, I find the chocolate really tends to hide with this one to!! :(

Amariel

I might steep it longer on this one next time, but I was a little light handed due to fear of burning it or oversteeping it.

Indigobloom

How long did you steep for? I usually go 2.5min. Well, with other 52tea blends haha

Amariel

I don’t remember how long I steeped, but probably a minute to a minute in a half.

Indigobloom

ah. try a little longer, for sure! fingers crossed for you that it works better :)

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I generally like a lot of tea. I do find I have a preference for flavored over unflavoured, but I do love a good straight tea as well.

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Hibiscus. Blech. I can tolerate a little, depending on the brew, like Berry Good from Davids and Ruby Pie from Butiki…but in general, it’s too tart and too strong for me.

Licorice. Anything that remotely resembles licorice is out too, so that includes fennel and anise. Yuck, yuck, yuck.

Florals. I’m cool with petals in the tea to make them look pretty, and I’m cool with teas like oolongs having a floral note, but strong florals can give me migraines. Rose and jasmine are the biggest offenders. This is one where it can vary on the blend, as I can handle Teavivre’s Peach Jasmine Dragon Pearl tea because there is very little jasmine actually detectable in it.

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