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drank Cherry Cheesecake Genmaicha by 52teas
119 tasting notes

Thank you to Amy oh for sending me a generous amount of this tea! I’ve been eyeing this one for a long time and I’m so excited to finally get to try it.

Dry, this one smells tart. I know that tart isn’t really something that one usually describes a smell as but that’s the only word I can think of. Once I poured the water on the leaves, though, the scent immediately changed! The toastiness of the genmaicha really came out during the steeping and the cherry took the backseat. The tea smells sweet and yummy, like cherries.

So, the verdict-this is good! It doesn’t taste exactly like I thought I would but it is pretty nice. I think I really agree with what LiberTEAS said about this-I can taste the cherry, I can taste the cheesecake aspect, and I can taste the delicious toasty flavor of the genmaicha. But, I don’t see this as cherry cheesecake. It is good, but it doesn’t really taste like what I thought it would.

Thank you again Amy oh for letting me try this!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Bonnie

I thought the same thing. I was disappointed.

Fjellrev

I was thinking of buying this. Would you say that it is worthwhile?

Emilie

How much tea did you use per cup? I tried this today and haven’t gotten around to writing a note yet, but I didn’t really get the cherry or the cheesecake

TeaBrat

I had problems getting this to come out right too. :(

Ian

@Incendiare-It depends on your taste. Now that I’ve tried it, I wouldn’t personally buy it. However, if you like genmaicha and you like cherries, I would recommend it.

@Emilie-I used between 1.5 and 2 teaspoons. I also made sure I got some dried cherries in the basket so I could get the full cherry flavor. As for the cheesecake aspect, I think that came with adding more physical leaf into the tea, so I would try that if I were you! Also, I made sure not to put a TON of rice in the basket because it tends to dull down the other flavors.

Fjellrev

My problem is that I love genmaicha and like cherries, but am not sure how they would be together haha. I can’t really imagine it. The tartness of cherry and toasty-ness from the genmaicha sound like they wouldn’t get along.

Ian

I thought they wen pretty well together. It is kid of hard to get though. I would describe it as eating a rice cake with cherry preserves on it.

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Bonnie

I thought the same thing. I was disappointed.

Fjellrev

I was thinking of buying this. Would you say that it is worthwhile?

Emilie

How much tea did you use per cup? I tried this today and haven’t gotten around to writing a note yet, but I didn’t really get the cherry or the cheesecake

TeaBrat

I had problems getting this to come out right too. :(

Ian

@Incendiare-It depends on your taste. Now that I’ve tried it, I wouldn’t personally buy it. However, if you like genmaicha and you like cherries, I would recommend it.

@Emilie-I used between 1.5 and 2 teaspoons. I also made sure I got some dried cherries in the basket so I could get the full cherry flavor. As for the cheesecake aspect, I think that came with adding more physical leaf into the tea, so I would try that if I were you! Also, I made sure not to put a TON of rice in the basket because it tends to dull down the other flavors.

Fjellrev

My problem is that I love genmaicha and like cherries, but am not sure how they would be together haha. I can’t really imagine it. The tartness of cherry and toasty-ness from the genmaicha sound like they wouldn’t get along.

Ian

I thought they wen pretty well together. It is kid of hard to get though. I would describe it as eating a rice cake with cherry preserves on it.

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Hello!

I’m Ian and I’m a 15 year old student who lives in Vermont. I started (heavily) drinking tea in Late 2010 and have been obsessed ever since!

I tend to drink more black and herbal teas, though I do enjoy oolong, green, and white, and I’m exploring other facets of the tea world (I’m still trying with pu-erh!)

I tend to lean towards sweeter and fruity flavors in my teas, and I’m not a big fan of smoky flavored teas, or anything that’s VERY bold.

I also enjoy a cup of coffee every once and a while, though it does mess with my stomach sometimes so I don’t drink it as often as I drink tea.

In addition to tea drinking, I’m also really interested in:
Classical music (I’ve been playing clarinet for 5 years now and it’s my favorite thing to do), independent arts/music, education on environmental sustainability, reading, Fair Trade and safe-trade practices, Cognitive science, art history, and a lot more.

I’m open to swaps, but I don’t have a very wide collection. Regardless, if I review a tea and you would like a sample, feel free to message me and we can work something out! If you would like to just try something without a swap, feel free to ask too! I know that I personally don’t have a lot of teas to swap and if you’re in the same position as me just feel free to ask for a sample and I’ll send you some, no strings attached!

I run a blog on TeaTrade which you can find here: http://serendipitea.teatra.de/. The goal of my blog is to better connect tea with the arts and go beyond just the taste aspect of tea. Enjoy!

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