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drank Genmaicha by American Tea Room
1286 tasting notes

This is tasty!!! Love it!
and that is saying alot for someone who has a meh affair with green tea. Thank you so much to QuiltGuppy for sharing this lovely tea with me.
Out of all the greens I’ve ever had, Genmaicha has always been a fave, well as much as it can be considering my preferences.
In truth, I really prefer corn tea over most GMs but I think I would take this one over a corn tea any day :)
It’s rich and round, nutty and ricey… and has a most pleasing sweet finish.
As I understand it, traditional GM’s used whatever leaf was leftover after the elite took their share, and since there was a limited supply, the rice was added so that it lasted longer. (correct me if I am wrong here! this is hearsay on my end)
Well, this tea… I am sure it uses a high quality leaf. It’s smooth and lacking any of the regular scratchiness I find in most GMs.
Yummmm…

EDIT:
I’m on the third steep and it’s only gotten sweeter! Wow. I am in love…

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Let’s see… I’m a tea and workout fanatic, I work in HR, and most of my friends consider me to be an egg. White on the outside, Asian on the inside :)
-from philosophy to food, I love it all
Otherwise, what you see is what you get! I can be very straightforward and yet shy.

Also, I’ve started taking tea sommelier classes and it is an absolute blast! Well, so far I’ve only finished the first out of eight courses, but I am really looking forward to the next one.

Anyhow, if your curious as to how I rate things, this is how I work…

0-25
Like eating dirt, or some other unsanitary indelicacy that mentioning in my profile here would likely get me banned.
I don’t think I’ve found cause to banish a tea to the wasteland yet though so who knows what it’d inspire ;P

25-50
You know that expression “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”? I imagine drinking that water would be terrible enough to warrant this rating!
I’d never make my enemy drink this, but perhaps I’d throw it at them. Good thing I don’t have any enemies!

50-70
This is “tea”?? I tried finishing the cup… but my body rejected it. There may be others who enjoy this tea, but it’s beyond me!

70-80
I tried liking it, and I can almost get there! I certainly don’t hate it, but something is holding me back. Allergies? Men in white suits? who knows… certainly not me!

80-90
Lovely tea! Not my all time fave but close. I likely wouldn’t repurchase, but may decide to based on many factors: price, accessibility, whether it fills a “tea gap”, medicinal applications, and how often I crave it.
Every once in awhile I find the sweet spot that bumps these up to 90+. Those are the days I need to buy a lotto ticket!

90-95
Sweet Camellia! this is realllly good tea! Don’t talk to me until I’ve finished my cup…

95-100
Tea of the gods. I would do anything to get my hands on more of this liquid gold!

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