drank Rumchata Genmaicha by 52teas
138 tasting notes

well, once upon a time (only 2 months ago) 52teas still had this in their database. oh well. i even went back to their site to try and find the picture to upload, but no such luck. phooey.
just had a cup & i really enjoyed it. like a nice sweet cinnamon twist on a toasty rice genmaicha. the tea liquor is a nice yellow-ish green. i find i’m able to steep loose leaf genmaichas at least twice.

has plenty of brown rice & popped sorghum seed to give the green tea a warm, comforting feel reminiscent of something like wheat. i love green teas this way though i certainly have a number of green teas that i enjoy straight.

this tea followed 2 cups of my favorite ‘dessert’ teas of Nutcracker Sweet & Paris replete with the usual brown sugar & soymilk. this was perfect as is & somehow conveyed a sweetness without having any sugar! sometimes this genmaicha is wonderful, other times ordinary and a bit on the artificial side of things. at least the smell is. steeped, all this seems to dissipate & you actually have quite a nice bunch of flavors.

as for the smell of the dry leaf, it smells quite like the plain, powdery-sugar pink gum by Juicy Fruit (was never a fan). truly, one might expect to drink bubblegum if the smell is anything to go by! Luckily it isn’t, so don’t let the nose fool you.

Anyway, just thought i’d write about this since i just had it and it did exist once upon a time. i plan to resteep this right now!

PS- the rumchata honeybush was a disaster. i can’t think of any humane way to get rid of it. giving it away would be a cruel joke. the problem was clearly the honeybush. it tasted like medicinal woodchips. one would have a better fate steeping mulch!!

Flavors: Almond, Cinnamon, Popcorn

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love tea in every form- from bagged to loose leaf..commercial to niche. i am intrigued by it all & want to learn as much as i can through my 5 senses (tho with tea i’ll presumably be using 3)..am a very sensorial person. love music, perfume, poetry, graphic design, India, Malaysia, Moorish architecture, oh….and tea!

apparently i’m really out of the loop here since i appear to be among the only ones who have not yet tried Golden Moon, Butiki, 52teas, Mandala, Teavivre or Della Terra. i mean REALLY. i need to start lifting this rock up over my head y’all. from the looks of things, i’ve been reenacting Groundhog’s Day every hour on the hour with my uniformed choices. i seek to be anointed!

also, don’t take my numbers too literally; they can’t possibly speak to the actual quality of the tea, much less to the constancy of my own perceptions! what i may feel to be an 88 one day, could very well be a 91 the next, or even 100, depending on my taste buds, blood sugar levels, neuronal firings or planetary alignment ;)

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