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This tea is simply too good. I started writing this review, and then took a sip, and then another sip and relaxed… and then started putzing around online, daydreaming…

Anyway, we’ve been hoarding this tea for special occasions, since I don’t think we’re ever going to see it again. And today is a special occasion, so Missy brewed it up for me. She’s awesome, that woman of mine.

This tea is just divine. The sweet cherry flavor rolls in first as a bit of a treat, followed by the toasty goodness of the rice. The creamy cheesecake flavor comes in with the sweet vegetable flavor of the green tea at the end, really rounding off this cup. It is just so good.

It’s taken me about 22 ounces of tea to write this review, just so we’re all aware. It is that good.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 1 min, 45 sec
tigress_al

What a great way to celebrate…a great tea!

Alphakitty

I love celebrating with special blends—keeping them for just the right moment makes them somehow even more delicious.

Dylan Oxford

It absolutely is:)

ScottTeaMan

Glad this tea made the occasion even more special. :D

Daniel Scott

I just recently tried a genmaicha, and was quite thrown by the toasted-popcorn-ness it added to the tea. This sounds really good, but I’m having the hardest time imagining that flavour blending with anything else.

Babble

Hey, didn’t Frank say he was planning on reblending teas? Never say never ;)

Dylan Oxford

Yeah, but judging by everyone (myself included) wanting to try the Marshmallow Treat Gen Mai Cha, I don’t see him tossing reblending both of those so quickly :).

Made a batch of normal GMC with some organic dried blueberries this morning at work. Really not as flavorful as I had hoped. I’ll probably need to actually figure out how to put flavorings onto teas to try to recreate this one myself! More to learn… ;)

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tigress_al

What a great way to celebrate…a great tea!

Alphakitty

I love celebrating with special blends—keeping them for just the right moment makes them somehow even more delicious.

Dylan Oxford

It absolutely is:)

ScottTeaMan

Glad this tea made the occasion even more special. :D

Daniel Scott

I just recently tried a genmaicha, and was quite thrown by the toasted-popcorn-ness it added to the tea. This sounds really good, but I’m having the hardest time imagining that flavour blending with anything else.

Babble

Hey, didn’t Frank say he was planning on reblending teas? Never say never ;)

Dylan Oxford

Yeah, but judging by everyone (myself included) wanting to try the Marshmallow Treat Gen Mai Cha, I don’t see him tossing reblending both of those so quickly :).

Made a batch of normal GMC with some organic dried blueberries this morning at work. Really not as flavorful as I had hoped. I’ll probably need to actually figure out how to put flavorings onto teas to try to recreate this one myself! More to learn… ;)

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My fiancé and I are beginning to enjoy tea infusion, and it’s slowly becoming an interesting hobby that the two of us can share. Maybe not slowly… it’s somewhat amazing how much tea you can buy when everything looks shiny and new.

Tea Rating system:

90 – 100: This is a tea I will always have on hand at work, and at home. I will leave it on altars as offerings of perfection.

80 – 89: This, or one of it’s close cousins, will likely be in my cabinet at home. When this tea runs out, I will buy more. I’ll always wonder if there is something better, but be too afraid to look to stray from home to find it.

70 – 79: Definitely good, but not a clear winner. I enjoy it, I’ll finish it, but I probably won’t buy it again until I’ve exhausted all other versions of this product from any reputable retailer. Though, it may enjoy a resurrection for custom blending.

60 – 69: This tea is okay, but definitely not something I’m going to brew again. I’m going to give what I have left away.

30 – 59: I didn’t finish drinking this tea. I actually poured it out, and went for something else. I’ll still give this tea away, but I’ll do it with a warning and a plead for forgiveness.

0 – 29: This tea is riding securely towards an iceberg at the helm of the failboat. I’ve taken this out of my tea tin, and laid it on a napkin as potpurri. I do not consider it fit for human consumption.

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Tacoma, Washington, United States

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