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drank Laoshan Genmaicha by Verdant Tea
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I am done finals for this term! This is my celebratory cup of choice – my first genmaicha! Also I haven’t eaten much today, and this is supposed to be a decently filling tea, so that was definitely a factor in selecting it. Yay for tea!

The dry smell was very Laoshan green, but with a hint of puffed wheat smell from the rice. When steeped, the puffed wheat smell intensified! Mmmm this is making me hungry! It’s now a perfect mix of Laoshan Green (which I LOVE, btw) and a hint of the puffy rice. Yum yum! I steeped for 2 mins with a bit over a teaspoon in my cup.

This is pretty darn good. It’s Laoshan green but with a sweetness, a nice puffiness, I definitely agree with the kettle corn taste here. A bit of butter too, but not overwhelming. Perfect kettle corn popcorn, in a cup. With some green tea for salt. Oh, and the saltiness seems to be increasing a bit as the tea cools, turning more into butter, homemade popcorn. Homemade popcorn is my favorite!

Overall, quite yummy. For my first genmaicha, it is rather tasty! I will go through my little 7 g sample pretty fast I think! I have yet to find a Verdant tea I don’t like…lol

Oh, and hehe, I held off logging some other teas so that a new tea could be my 100th tasting note :P

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec
CrowKettle

Congratulations on your 100th tasting note and getting through your finals! :)

MissLena

Thanks! It’s a good feeling, both of them (although being done finals a little bit more haha).

TheTeaFairy

Yay for finals and 100th! Very good tea to review on such occasion!

MissLena

Thanks! I definitely agree, it was a very delicious cup :)

Bonnie

Happy end of finals and 100th!!!!!

MissLena

Thank you Bonnie! :)

Invader Zim

Congrats on 100 and finishing your finals!

MissLena

Thanks Zim!!

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CrowKettle

Congratulations on your 100th tasting note and getting through your finals! :)

MissLena

Thanks! It’s a good feeling, both of them (although being done finals a little bit more haha).

TheTeaFairy

Yay for finals and 100th! Very good tea to review on such occasion!

MissLena

Thanks! I definitely agree, it was a very delicious cup :)

Bonnie

Happy end of finals and 100th!!!!!

MissLena

Thank you Bonnie! :)

Invader Zim

Congrats on 100 and finishing your finals!

MissLena

Thanks Zim!!

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Hello all, I’m a newly graduated electrical engineer as of 2013 (read:NERD :D), who is a bit obsessed with tea! I discovered loose tea in 2011, DAVIDsTEA in 2012 and it took off from there. I really started drinking/enjoying tea because it’s excellent to take to class in the morning and because I can’t handle coffee! (unless it’s a really good cappuccino or latte haha)

I enjoy a variety of herbal, white, green, oolong and black teas. I have also tried a few pu’erhs and matcha I am a bit sensitive to caffeine, but I find that in moderation I can still indulge in black teas and matcha.

Oh, and I have a severe peanut allergy and try to avoid most other nuts, just to be safe. Limits my tea choices a bit, but that’s ok. However I recently tried almonds and found out I can eat them, so I have been trying a few teas with them in them.

MissLena’s rating system
(as of 04/19/13)

95+: Absolute favorite, will try to always have it in stock, and when I don’t I pine over it!
90-94: Awesome teas, will probably purchase again a few times
80-89: Very good tea, may restock at some point
70-79: happy to have tried and will gladly finish, but not restock
60-69: not horrible, but not the best, will finish if I have some though
50-59: not a favorite, probably will have a tough time finishing the bag
-50: yuck. I don’t want to have it ever again.

I am happy to say that my caffeine intolerance seems to be subsiding! This is allowing me to try a wider variety of teas :)

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