Thank you TeaEqualsBliss for this one. I have never had a Genmaicha before. This is in a silk pyramid. Steeped 3minutes in below boiling water. Oh My Goodness, does this smell great as it is brewing! Roasty, toasty, Rice Krispies in my cup. The bag is full to busting as my Grandmother used to say. The brew is clear and light amber/green.

This reminds me of back in Junior High when the school put oats in the hamburger to make it go further. To this day I crave oats in hamburger. Now I don’t have history with this to so I have no built in craving but I can imagine that same need for stretching is how this tea came in to being.

I like it but I am still trying to wrap my mind around the taste. Both interesting and truly different than anything I have had before. I have no point of reference. By the other ratings I assume this is an excellent example of this type tea. Once I develop a taste for genmaicha I will probably agree.

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