Candy Cane Marshmallow Treat Genmaicha

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Butter, Candy Cane, Cooling, Creamy, Crisp, Dry Grass, Marshmallow, Smooth, Soft, Sweet, Toasted Rice, Toasty, Nutty, Peppermint, Mint, Vanilla, Grain, Malt, Vegetal, Autumn Leaf Pile, Candy, Brown Rice, Fresh, Hay, Roasted, Grass, Rice, Cream, Herbaceous, Grassy, Sweet, Warm Grass
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Organic, Vegan
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec 3 g 13 oz / 376 ml

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  • “Day 4 of the 52teas advent calendar. I was so excited to see this! I love all of Anne’s marshmallow blends, and the marshmallow treat genmaicha is a classic. This did not disappoint. As usual, the...” Read full tasting note
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  • “52teas 12 Teas of Christmas 2023 – Day 4 sniffs the bag "It’s kinda got that caramel thing. Maybe it’s vanilla. Welp, first of all, color’s not that appealing chuckles sniffs steam, repeatedly...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Hmm it’s hard to describe what I think of this tea. I guess the main word I’d use to describe it is…unnecessary? 52teas does a delicious genmaicha, and the candy cane is really refreshing and nice....” Read full tasting note
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  • “Can’t go wrong with a genmaicha blend from 52Teas. Though, this isn’t my favorite. The nutty genmaicha flavor is at the forefront, with the creamy peppermint being more secondary. Still delicious,...” Read full tasting note
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From 52teas

This is our first NEW tea of our 12 Teas of Christmas box (we reblend 8 teas every year, and create 4 new blends – but this year we did things just a little different . . . more on that on Day 8 of the countdown!) and this new tea is something special! Every year, I like to include at least one minty tea in the Christmas box because mint and the holidays just seem to go together, right? Last year, we didn’t have a minty tea in the Christmas box, and it wasn’t until I started working on the teas of the week for December that I realized that I hadn’t crafted ANY minty teas for the holiday season so I needed to come up with something quick and that’s when I came up with the idea for the candy cane white tea which I loved, particularly because of the candy canes that I used in that blend, an organically crafted, all natural, vegan, gluten free and allergen free candy cane. I simply fell in love with these things so when the holidays approached this year, I ordered some and then came up with the blend for which I’d be using them!

Also, I was a little surprised that this year, none of the Genmaicha blends were outstanding vote catchers in our poll especially considering that last year, we had two stand out Genmaicha vote getters – and since I do have quite a few Genmaicha fans out there, that suggested to me that people needed a new, interesting Genmaicha blend!

And here it is!

I started with organic Genmaicha and added peppermint, vanilla beans, marshmallow root and of course some bits of the aforementioned candy canes. The result: a yummy marshmallow treat-y cuppa with crisp, cool notes of peppermint! It tastes like a holiday marshmallow treat! So good!

organic ingredients: green tea, toasted/popped rice, peppermint, candy canes (organic cane sugar, organic brown rice syrup, natural peppermint flavor, color added [organic fruit juice]), vanilla beans & natural flavors

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Day 4 of the 52teas advent calendar. I was so excited to see this! I love all of Anne’s marshmallow blends, and the marshmallow treat genmaicha is a classic. This did not disappoint. As usual, the trick is to get the steep time just so – too long and the grassiness of the base gets a little too strong relative to the other flavors. But if you’re careful with the timing, the reward is worth it. The peppermint pairs well with the marshmallow fluff and gentle roasted rice flavors. Even though there are a few actual bits of candy in this (very cute!), they don’t create a film in the mug or feel too sweet in the sip. This definitely won’t last long.

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52teas 12 Teas of Christmas 2023 – Day 4

sniffs the bag "It’s kinda got that caramel thing. Maybe it’s vanilla. Welp, first of all, color’s not that appealing chuckles sniffs steam, repeatedly sips Um, hm. sips It tastes a little dirty also, like maybe it’s got the mushroom in it. sniffs When I smell it, I can feel it in the back of my throat. It’s got that vanilla or caramel, like it’s trying to cover up the armpit smell. It’s not like that one yesterday (Figgy Gingerbread Honeybush), but- sniffs it kinda smells like it has thyme in it or something. Mushroomy thyme. chuckles Aaaahhh. It’s, it’s okay. chuckles I’m trying to think of some nice things to say about it. Whadyu think about it? I thought maybe it at first it was the dittany, or dictamo, but you take a drink and you’re ready for it to fizz up. It doesn’t, it just goes flat. I think it’s either a dirty smell or it’s in my nose. chuckles Or maybe something in my nose is dirty. chuckles Almost like, you know, when you breathe in a little dust and it has a dog hair attached to it, and you get some of that dog sebum on the hair and you’re like what is that? And you figure it’s a dog hair. And they try to cover it with a lemony thing. I mean it’s not bad. It’s not as bad as yesterday’s. When you get more than one “Mhm”, then you know something’s wrong. This one didn’t get any "Mhm"s. Definitely dog hair. And then I tasted it again and went “Mhm”. Not several like yesterday, just one. Mmmm mhm. Not my favorite. Have you gotten any comments on it yet?

It’s called Candy Cane Marshmallow Treat Genmaicha. “It iiis? Oh, ok. I bet you picked it up right away didn’t you. You’re good with those marshmallow ones. Burnt marshmallow. Is that why it smells burnt?”

Do you know what genmaicha is? “No.” It’s green tea with toasted rice. “Oh, that’s the toasty flavor! burps Hm. Ok, so it’s like a toasted marshmallow in the fire. But I think it’s the flavor that throws me off, you know when they put the natural flavor… because it’s not so natural. If they could make it taste like a toasted marshmallow without putting natural flavor in, with like some kind of herb. Boy, it has no lemon in it but it’s got some kind of pee-pee color. That’s the green tea, I guess. Thank you. I like doing this every year, every Christmas.”

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I really enjoy this one. The toasted rice taste is there but could be more apparent. As it is, I love how gentle this tea is — cool and mildly pepperminty-creamy-sweet. The mellow, toasty and buttery green tea is a great base for these flavors. Good for last night and this rainy morning, when I wasn’t really wanting to drink or eat anything with strong flavors or heavy presence. On Kiki’s note about using some other ingredient to emulate the marshmallow flavor — I wonder if pandan would fit into this profile? Personally, I don’t think it needs it.

Flavors: Butter, Candy Cane, Cooling, Creamy, Crisp, Dry Grass, Marshmallow, Smooth, Soft, Sweet, Toasted Rice, Toasty

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 3 g 10 OZ / 295 ML
Leafhopper

Garbage water … armpits … looks like Kiki isn’t giving these teas good reviews. I think I’ve belly laughed every time I’ve read one of these notes. :)

derk

Her impression of life is very visceral, heh.

gmathis

I get a lot of “smells like feet” from a friend of mine.

Cameron B.

Okay, I almost spit out my tea at “pee-pee color” LMAO! Kiki forever!

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Hmm it’s hard to describe what I think of this tea. I guess the main word I’d use to describe it is…unnecessary? 52teas does a delicious genmaicha, and the candy cane is really refreshing and nice. I’m just not convinced the two need to be paired. In some sips, they went together fine, but in others the roastiness and mint seemed sort of at odds. The only flavors I get are that bright, sweet mint and the toasted rice, but I’d prefer them separately.

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Can’t go wrong with a genmaicha blend from 52Teas. Though, this isn’t my favorite. The nutty genmaicha flavor is at the forefront, with the creamy peppermint being more secondary. Still delicious, but not something I need to purchase again.

Flavors: Creamy, Marshmallow, Nutty, Peppermint

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2024 Sipdown Challenge | January | A winter-inspired blend

Candy canes are wintery, right?! Plus, this came in my 12 Days of Christmas box. So it’s wintery by default. (Southern hemisphere, look away…!)

Anyway, my last cup was light on the candy cane, which is sad. I must’ve exhausted all the peppermint pieces in my first cuppa. I’ll leave my rating the same anyway.

2024 sipdown count: 6

ashmanra

It is absolutely winter-y! I have never seen candy canes for sale in summer! (Peppermint sticks don’t count!)

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Adventaggedon Day 23: Tea 8/8

…and last but not least is the third candy cane tea from today! For a hot second I thought maybe there wouldn’t be a genmaicha blend in the countdown this year but I’m relieved to have been wrong!

I remember liking past iterations of this and I don’t know if it’s just that my palate has changed or if maybe the formulation itself was slightly tweaked but I think I liked this a lot this time around that what I was remembering. The creamy fluffy marshmallow note was just so spot on and it married completely beautifully with the lighter soft notes of candy cane. Of the three candy cane blends I had in my advents today, this one easily had the most components/flavours going on to try and convey but it all just felt really in sync and cohesive. Not a strong flavour (but not all teas need to be strong to be good) but one where everything on the checklist comes through clearly.

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#tiffanys2021sipdown Tea #27

Finished this last night 1/24 I think….working all these different shift times at work and can’t remember what day it is anymore LOL!! Anyway, I’ve been on a genmaicha kick lately, this one was actually made before my last two sipdowns but was savoring this one a little longer. Cold brew pitcher of the entire packet, it was so refreshing with the candy cane mint along with the roasty green tea. I’m a fan :)

#tiffanydrinkstea #tiffanys2021 #tiffanysfaves #tiffanyinthe614 #tiffanysteasipdown #sipdownchallenge

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A tasty dessert blend for a weird night. I’ve taken on another job at a university and and so I’m working some odd hours. I wanted something low caffeine but also comforting and rich. I’m trying to get through more of my caffinated teas because I have a record number of teas right now and I need to cut down by ~50 or more. I’ve had to store tea in my room because both of my drawers and the cabinet are full. Oops!

This has a lot of mint, but it certainly conveys candy cane because there is a nice dose of vanilla in there. I can taste the sugar/marshmallow flavour as well. The genmaicha is toasty but vegetal, which in my opinion clashes with the peppermint a bit. Rice + peppermint? hmm not my favourite combo. It was a good cup and I look forward to drinking it again however I probably would not buy it again. I like some of the other genmaichas better.

Flavors: Grain, Malt, Mint, Peppermint, Smooth, Toasted Rice, Toasty, Vanilla, Vegetal

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 g 15 OZ / 450 ML

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Another from Annie— thanks so much for sharing! I better write a tasting note now, as I have less than a teaspoon left. I LOVE 52Teas’ marshmallow genmaicha blends, so always happy to see more variations. This one looked like mostly popped rice (and I didn’t see any peppermint candy in my serving). However, there is plenty of mint and marshmallow flavor. It’s a surprisingly delicious combination. The briskness of the mint with the creamy marshmallow is great. It seems like a dessert! This is a unique blend, yet straight forward. It is what it says it is!
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons for a full mug // 28 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // 27 minutes after boiling // 2-3 minute steep
2019 Sipdowns: 32 (52Teas’ Butter Pecan… tossed the last couple of teaspoons because this one is probably around 10 years old and the flavor is just WEIRD now. I don’t mind old teas but not OLD teas.)

52Teas

was that the original butter pecan? From Frank?

tea-sipper

yes,it was Frank’s blend.. it sadly didn’t age gracefully. the flavor was completely different from when I first tried it, when it was an old tea even back then. but the tea was way past the age of me expecting it to be delicious. I hate throwing tea away, but this one was just off.

52Teas

Yeah, that is one drawback to flavored teas especially – is that the flavors won’t hold up for years – so it is not my recommendation to hoard these teas (trust me, I do understand the tendency to hoard teas!) – enjoy them while they’re still fresh and you’ll get the most enjoyment from them. :)

tea-sipper

Yeah, hopefully that was one of my oldest teas!

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This tea is my laundry companion. It is creamy and minty and very festive with some nice roasty rice notes. Not a lot of marshmallow which is a little disappointing but still a nice tea to play around with while it lasts.

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