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drank Decaffeinated Green Tea by Davidson's
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In an effort to find a cheaper way to make decaf genmaicha, I bought toasted rice (yet to arrive in the mail) and a 16oz bag of Davidson’s decaf green.

It isn’t amazing, but I’m not a big green tea fan. It is very vegetal, very green, will over steep. I found 4 minutes at 85 deg C was too much (slightly astringent and bitter). I’m thinking the best genmaicha would use either a white tea or a toasty green like houjicha or kukicha. I wanted something decaf, and that’s why I’m making my own using this. Why is decaf loose leaf so hard to find. D:

Flavors: Green, Vegetal

MrQuackers

Is there really too much caffeine in green tea? :)

Arby

Most definitely. I have enough sleep issues already. I prefer to avoid caffeine as much as possible in the evenings.

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MrQuackers

Is there really too much caffeine in green tea? :)

Arby

Most definitely. I have enough sleep issues already. I prefer to avoid caffeine as much as possible in the evenings.

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I am a biochem major hoping for a career in research genetics and evolutionary biology. I love science fiction and spend too much of my time reading comic books. I’m a passionate keeper of spiders, cacti, and exotic plants. I eat a vegan, plant-based diet for moral and environmental reasons (I mention this only because it is relevant to which flavoured teas I drink).

I drink mostly flavoured and low caffeine teas/tisanes, but I will try anything twice. As far as pure teas go, I gravitate towards whites, yellows, and jade oolongs. I’m always open for trades and sample sales/exchanges. Message me any time :)

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Most of these are only tiny samples/I can’t always spare any, but feel free to ask.

Favourite flavours/ingredients:
Rum/alcohol, clove, cardamom, rosemary, pine, sage, moss/Earthy, lychee, floral, creamy, malt, hay, rice/grain, toasty, desserty, cocoa/chocolate, decaf or no caffeine, very unusual flavours

Favourite tea types
Decaf teas (any variety)/no caf tisanes like honeybush and rooibos, yellow, jade oolong, white, Darjeeling blacks

Least favourite flavours/ingredients:
Acidic/sour/tart, melon, grapefruit, bitter, astringent, smokey, sickly sweet (too much chicory, cinnamon, or licorice root), yerba mate, tumeric mushroom/fungus,

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Animal products: [confectioners glaze, gelatine, marshmallows, , natural flavour, white choc chips, caramel bits, etc]
St. John’s wort (herb)

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