drank Razzleberry Genmaicha by 52teas
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I LOVE my new kettle. The “keep warm” feature is awesome. I brewed Buddha’s Blend and Eggnog & Pralines at 180F and left the kettle while I cooked dinner. As I cooked I got a chance to try Buddha’s Blend and after dumping that I still had water at a perfect temperature to brew this.

Compared to the cherry cheesecake genmaicha I had earlier, this has a bit more flavor. There is a hint of berry if I focus but mostly it is a grassy genmaicha flavor. I am really unimpressed with these especially given Marshmallow Treat is what got me interested in genmaichas in the first place given all its flavor. At least now I can definitively say these are not for me and not wonder if I would like them when I see them on the website. Thank you Scheherazade for sharing this with me and giving me the chance to try this tea.

Flavors: Berries, Grass

180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, toffee, cookie, cream, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.


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