This morning has started out poorly. Got a call from my credit card company about frauduent charges… apparently someone used my card number to try to refill their Starbucks card to the tune of $300. So that’s fun.
Also the campus is on a boil order because a water main broke nearby, and will be until the end of the day. Fortunately I already filter my water here for tea (it came out of the tap kind of… brown this morning), but I will also be making only black tea today, I guess.
As always in these situations, I want a tea to make me feel better. I also wanted a sipdown, so I figured I would try this one, which I got a sample of from Ze_Teamaker. Thanks so much for sending it along! This is a mistake tea where Verdant accidentally used Laoshan Black instead of Laoshan Green to make this genmaicha.
I have to say, I have never been too much of a fan of genmaicha (the green version), but this is amazingly delicious. Crisp, nutty toasty rice flavor goes so much better to me with a black base than a green. Oh so chocolatey, sweet and honeyed from the Laoshan Black, it’s like eating the most delicious chocolate museli with honey. Now I am nostalgic for my time in Greece, when I ate chocolate museli with greek yogurt and greek honey every morning for breakfast. Yum.
David, please make this blend available for purchase! It is so good!