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drank Gen Mai Cha by Silk Road
53 tasting notes

yum yum yum
Gen Mai Cha is definitely my favorite green so far… well maybe it’s a tie with Jasmine green.

Either way, the Silk Road gen mai cha is as good or better than some I’ve had in Japanese restaurants.
The dry tea is almost equal parts roasted rice and green tea leaves, with a few popped pieces of rice.
The liqueur is quite dark, and the taste is distinctly nutty but still green.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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I’ve been drinking tea off and on for a few years, but only in the last year have I started to test out loose leafs, and expand my taste buds.

I consider myself very new to the world of teas, especially when it comes to properly steeping, and knowing much about what certain teas are supposed to be like.

After discovering there was more to tea than Red Rose OP, I have traditionally tended to drink mint teas and similar herbals (but no fruity ones), red rooibos, honeybush, and the occasional matte. I’ve only recently discovered white teas and oolongs, which I really enjoy.

I’m expanding my knowledge, trying new teas, and just starting to learn about temperature/steep times, etc.

0: I don’t even want to taste it.
1-10: I can’t finish the cup.
11-30: I’ll finish my cup, but that’s it.
31-50: I will drink it until I’ve used it all up, or find someone to give it to. It’s ok, but it’s not something I tend to reach for.
51-70: I enjoy it enough to reach for it specifically, but I won’t get it again.
71-80: I enjoy it quite a bit. I would recommend it to others.
81-90: I would definitely buy again, but it’s not my favorite.
91-100: The creme de la creme

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Saskatchewan, Canada

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