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Sipdown!!

YAY!! My kettle arrived! I got so excited and started going through all my greens and whites to find something that needed a special temperature. I ended up grabbing DAVIDs Genmaicha from Roswell Strange and once I was making that I decided to simultaneously make this using the same parameters.

I prepped the kettle to boil and it was ready in about a minute. I waited another two while the tea steeped and I was ready to go. Unfortunately, this tea was not nearly as impressive as the kettle. I am tasting genmaicha and not much else. The base is more vegetal than I would hope for and there is no cherry or cheesecake to be found. I am glad I got to try it though as this is one of the reblends I considered purchasing. Thank you Scheherazade for the opportunity to try this without being stuck with 2 disappointing ounces.

Flavors: Grass

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Courtney

YES! New kettles are the best!

Roswell Strange

Awe, that’s sad it doesn’t live up to the name. Makes me feel a bit better about not caving in to buy it, though ;)

VariaTEA

It is very exciting.

VariaTEA

And Roswell Strange, you may be getting a cup worth of this to try.

Roswell Strange

Yay! I should try the S’mores Genmaicha I have… Also, my full packet of Marshmallow Treat is still in my closet unopened. I need to be drinking more Genmaicha since I have so much of it.

VariaTEA

The best genmaicha is Nina’s Japon. You should drink that one :P

Sil

of those options…agree with variatea lol

OMGsrsly

Yay new kettle!! :)

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Courtney

YES! New kettles are the best!

Roswell Strange

Awe, that’s sad it doesn’t live up to the name. Makes me feel a bit better about not caving in to buy it, though ;)

VariaTEA

It is very exciting.

VariaTEA

And Roswell Strange, you may be getting a cup worth of this to try.

Roswell Strange

Yay! I should try the S’mores Genmaicha I have… Also, my full packet of Marshmallow Treat is still in my closet unopened. I need to be drinking more Genmaicha since I have so much of it.

VariaTEA

The best genmaicha is Nina’s Japon. You should drink that one :P

Sil

of those options…agree with variatea lol

OMGsrsly

Yay new kettle!! :)

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After being overweight all my life I finally decided to commit to the long journey of weight loss. When life got too monotonous with all the diet food I decided to try teas in hopes of finding new flavors. I never realized the addiction I would face and now I am in love with all things tea!

However, I am still new to the tea scene and although I have bought many David’s Teas and Teavana Teas I know there is just so much out there to try and I am excited for each and every new experience. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

Well after over a month on steepster, I have learned many new things about tea and my own personal tastes. For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well. Oh and I LOVE Red Leaf Tea’s flavored matcha.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

Tea Ratings (a loose guide):
1-15 – This cup is going down the drain
16-30 – I will finish the cup but I am not making another
31-50 – I don’t think I like this but I will try another cup just to be sure
51-60 – I am really on the fence about this tea
61-70 – I like this enough to finish what I have but I won’t be buying it again
71-80 – I like this and will buy it every now and then
81-90 – I really like this and will replace it as soon as I can
91-100 – I LOVE this and will buy more before I run out of what I have so that this is never missing from my cupboard

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