630 Tasting Notes
Honestly, I have been scared of genmaicha since I started my tea drinking journey. I am not really a fan of green tea to begin with, and then add in rice??? That just sounds too weird to me. I even got the best sellers sampler with marshmallow treat genmaicha which has good ratings, but I have been too scared to try it.
And then I scratched today’s tea…..hmmm….genmaicha. “Stop being such a stubborn tea person and just try it” the tea seemed to say to me.
So here it goes….. It is….different. I am getting rice first, then a hint of smoke, with subtle hints of marshmallow and chocolate. It is kinda weird, and I am not quite sure how I feel about it yet.
I really enjoyed this blend. For me, the most prominent note was the coconut, followed by the sweet creaminess of white chocolate. Delicious!
As you steepsterites know, I am not usually too big of a fan of green teas. So, I brewed this up, not expecting anything too exciting. Well now…..this tea is exciting, the green apple is very apparent and I am definitely getting some tasty roasted notes. The green base is barely there, which might be why I enjoyed this so much! Delicious! I bet it would be good cold as well.
I will certainly re-order this little fella!
Thanks to KallieBoo! for a sample of this in our mystery swap!
I don’t drink matcha very often even though I have 2 flavours from Red Leaf. I guess it is because I am not the biggest fan of green teas. However, I find flavoured matchas to be quite lovely.
This one is kind of weird. It tastes very much like bubblegum, the kind that I used to chew as a kid and blow huge bubbles with. But….it is super weird to drink bubble gum.
I don’t think that this tea has a thick enough mouthfeel to taste like egg nog. However, I still really enjoy this tea, with its Christmas spices and sweetness.
Maybe I will try it as a latte and see what happens.
This tea was pretty good. Yesterday I had wrote the brewing parameters on the bag. So when I brewed this up today, I didn’t look at the ingredients. I usually try not to read ingredients or tasting notes before I try a tea so I can just taste the tea and not worry about whether I am tasting certain ingredients and such.
Anyway, as I was drinking this tea, I was picking up on a lot of citrus notes. I thought my palate was off, but then u checked the ingredients, and it said orange peels…. Good, I’m not crazy.
I found this to be a decent oolong, but I think I would prefer caramel flavours without the citrus.
Day 2 of the 12 days of Christmas. I probably would not have ordered this for myself, so I am glad that I got to try it in this box!
It was ok hot, but cold is where this tea shines (who likes hot root beer anyway?). It tastes very much like root beer. There is also the ice cream with sweet vanilla. Delicious tea. I might pick some up in the summer as an iced tea if it’s available sometime.
Sipdown. This was brewed super strong tonight because there was only a tad bit left in the bag so I just poured it all in. Of course, with some eggnog. It was delicious!!
As much as I didn’t enjoy this at first, I ended up really liking it when made as a latte.
Day 1 of the 12 days of Christmas sampler. I am assuming everyone would have opened it by now and I am not ruining the suprise for anyone.
I brewed this up fully expecting not to like this tea because I am not much of a fan of spicy things. However, I actually really enjoy this. The green base is lost in all the cinnamon and spice but that’s ok with me because greens are usually my least preferable tea anyway. It isn’t quite as spicy as I thought it would be.
And “The Hobbit” is awesome. I want to go see the new one soon!
80 degrees for 3 minutes
Mmmm I had this in the morning. I accidentally steeped it for 4 minutes. It was a little overstepped but not too bad. Still delicious. I very much enjoy the smooth caramel in this tea!