I had received a sample of this many years and I am pleased to get it once again with a recent order.

This was my lunch tea to go with some ramen noodles that I had doctored up. I like to ditch the flavoring pack that comes with it – way too salty – and add my own seasoning. Younger people may not remember that the first ramen noodles we could buy here in the US said that it tastes best with a bit of oil added! I usually make my own seasoning with a little bouillon paste like Penzey’s or Better Than Bouillion, then a smidgeon of low sodium tamari or soy sauce, a smidgeon of fermented mushroom sauce, maybe a little Korean Sweet Chili sauce – whatever we have on hand and I am in the mood for. I usually add frozen peas and this time I added some leftover diced sautéed onion, too.

I made three steeps and I had added extra leaf to my Kamjove to make up for the fact that I was planning to do so. And this was really good! Delicate and soft, it would win over a green tea hater. It is lightly buttery, lightly vegetal in a creamy way, and after you have a cup or two the flavor lingers more as well as developing a slight drying.

Really good with a meal or by itself.

White Antlers

I’m old enough to remember original ramen. I always add fresh garlic and ginger, both grated, cilantro, chopped scallions and toasted sesame seeds along with hot chile oil and toasted sesame oil and animal protein. I like your recipe and tea pairing.

mrmopar

You have to try Ponzu with them too. It is soy sauce with citrus blended in. I like the kind with the lime.

ashmanra

Whiteantlers – That sounds good! I love adding water chestnuts, too, but I don’t keep them around much since I am the only one here that likes them. That little bit of oil really enhances the flavors.

mrmopar – I will definitely be on the lookout for that! I am not familiar with it, and my son and his fiancée who love to try new things with me are coming this weekend!

ashmanra

mrmopar – Are you making it home made or using the Kikkoman or another brand? Kikkoman should be pretty easy to find here, or I could make it home made.

mrmopar

I actually got min from Food Lion. The lime one I had to order.

White Antlers

Ah, ponzu! I have it and am glad for the reminder, mrmopar! I have not tried water chestnuts, ashmanra, but everything is better with a bit of crunch. Thank you both.

ashmanra

I will check Harris Teeter tomorrow!

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White Antlers

I’m old enough to remember original ramen. I always add fresh garlic and ginger, both grated, cilantro, chopped scallions and toasted sesame seeds along with hot chile oil and toasted sesame oil and animal protein. I like your recipe and tea pairing.

mrmopar

You have to try Ponzu with them too. It is soy sauce with citrus blended in. I like the kind with the lime.

ashmanra

Whiteantlers – That sounds good! I love adding water chestnuts, too, but I don’t keep them around much since I am the only one here that likes them. That little bit of oil really enhances the flavors.

mrmopar – I will definitely be on the lookout for that! I am not familiar with it, and my son and his fiancée who love to try new things with me are coming this weekend!

ashmanra

mrmopar – Are you making it home made or using the Kikkoman or another brand? Kikkoman should be pretty easy to find here, or I could make it home made.

mrmopar

I actually got min from Food Lion. The lime one I had to order.

White Antlers

Ah, ponzu! I have it and am glad for the reminder, mrmopar! I have not tried water chestnuts, ashmanra, but everything is better with a bit of crunch. Thank you both.

ashmanra

I will check Harris Teeter tomorrow!

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I am a music teacher, tutor, and former homeschool mom (25 years!) who started drinking loose leaf tea about ten years ago! My daughters and I have tea every day, and we are frequently joined by my students or friends for “tea time.” Now my hubby joins us, too. His tastes have evolved from Tetley with milk and sugar to mostly unadorned greens and oolongs.

We have learned so much history, geography, and culture in this journey.

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