So, after my last blood test came back with more positive than negative, my doctor (who literally has the largest cup of coffee on his desk constantly that it could be considered a bucket) finally gave me the green light on drinking tea and eating fairly normal food again.
I started back into the tea world drinking genmaicha.
It just appealed to me.
While I was out of the tea world, I drank lukewarm water(and pretended it was tea) and ate pretty much only liquids, wore my husbands sweat shirts and binge watched Primeval and crocheted a weird blanket without a pattern, and wore lots of loud perfumes. (Don’t worry, People I trade tea with, the tea and perfumes are kept on complete opposite ends of the house and never “visit” eachother;)
I think the loud perfumes made me feel somehow more brave.
So, anyway, now that I can drink tea again I made a small tea purchase and bought some of this from Whispering Pines.

The dry leaf smells nutty and almost a bit chocolately.
The tea itself smells just slightly nutty then all I get is a nice green tea aroma.
I am not getting that big, bold popcorny, ricecake odor that most of the genmaicha’s I have tried have.
It smells more muted, gentler. Not so roasty toasty.
The taste is much like the smell, a gentler genmaicha.
The green tea itself is really the star with this tea and not so much the rice.
Its there, just more in the background.
That being said, the green tea used here, is very nice quality, I believe.
No bitterness at all, a very nice bright green tea.
If you don’t like popcorn theater notes mixed with your green tea, or want to start into genmaicha gently then this is the tea for you.
If you like a major popcorn and ricecake taste to your genmaicha than this tea might leave you wanting.

TheTeaFairy

Awesome news Hesper June, so happy for you :-)

Hesper June

Thank you, TeaFairy!

Charissa

That’s good news! And I’m glad you are able to drink tea again!

ashmanra

Hooray! Welcome back to tea land!

Hesper June

Thank you, Charissa and Ash! Missed you all:)

Veronica

Welcome back! I hope you enjoy an amazing meal followed by amazing tea!!!

Hesper June

Thanks, Veronica!

Sil

So glad to hear things are looking up for you! Welcome back!

Hesper June

Thank you, Sil! Good to be back:)

gmathis

Hi, there! You’ll be rediscovering all sorts of new friends!

Hesper June

Hi, Gmathis! I am sure:)

Angrboda

Welcome ‘home’!

Hesper June

Thanks Ang! Its always good to come Home:)

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TheTeaFairy

Awesome news Hesper June, so happy for you :-)

Hesper June

Thank you, TeaFairy!

Charissa

That’s good news! And I’m glad you are able to drink tea again!

ashmanra

Hooray! Welcome back to tea land!

Hesper June

Thank you, Charissa and Ash! Missed you all:)

Veronica

Welcome back! I hope you enjoy an amazing meal followed by amazing tea!!!

Hesper June

Thanks, Veronica!

Sil

So glad to hear things are looking up for you! Welcome back!

Hesper June

Thank you, Sil! Good to be back:)

gmathis

Hi, there! You’ll be rediscovering all sorts of new friends!

Hesper June

Hi, Gmathis! I am sure:)

Angrboda

Welcome ‘home’!

Hesper June

Thanks Ang! Its always good to come Home:)

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A Farmer’s Wife who drinks her tea to forget the din of the world.
Love all tea, from black to herbal concoctions.
Usually start my day with black tea and then move on to Oolong or Green in the afternoon, then finish the day with a tisane.
Loose Leaf teas are my preference, I say “Free the Leaves!” :)
When I am not drinking tea, I enjoy knitting, baking, reading, playing with one of our rescue animals or working along side my husband on our farm.

My rating system is rather relaxed:
50’s or under- Um, is this tea or did I get this from the slop bucket?
60’s- Not really my thing, certainly will not be purchasing again.
70’s- I will give this tea a few more tries to see if it grows on me , right now it is okay but not thrilling me.
80’s- Like this tea a lot. It might be a tea that I have to be in a certain mood for and therefore not a daily drinker, but try to have on hand for those “moods”
90’s and higher- ADORE! Will never be without!

I most always drink my tea plain.
No sweeteners or milk/cream.

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Idaho

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