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drank Cherry Almond Genmaicha by 52teas
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This blend didn’t work for me. I think it was because I couldn’t make out the cherry and almond very well. The genmaicha really over powered the other ingredients. Even with milk it was very green tea + toasted rice flavour with only a faint hint of nuttiness. I never got any cherry or marzipan/distinctly almond tasting notes at all. I also found it a bit astringent and too “green tea-ish” (like a culinary grade matcha – it is heavily grassy and green tea flavoured but also a bit bitter and astringent). I’m not sure if it was the green base or maybe because I never got any actual cherries in my pouch, but I felt like this was just a slightly more astringent version of normal genmaicha.

Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Grass, Green, Nutty, Rice, Toasted Rice, Vegetal

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 30 sec
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National Geographic online just had an article about an increase in vivid dreaming during the pandemic – “The pandemic is giving people vivid, unusual dreams. Here’s why.” It’s about the subconscious mind handling the stress of this horrible situation – “For all their variety, the one thing many pandemic dreams have in common is how weird they seem to participants in the studies. “It may be one of the mechanisms used by the sleeping brain to induce emotional regulation,” says Perrine Ruby, a researcher at the Lyon Neuroscience Research Center.” It’s a fascinating read. I have had some very strange and vivid dreams myself here lately!

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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).

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