Sweet 'n' Salty Popcorn

Tea type
Green Tea
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Flavors
Cardamom, Rice, Salty
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175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 14 oz / 414 ml

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  • “Homemade Advent Day 23 from AJRimmer The dry leaf of this one is pretty. Steeped up the flavor is quite salty with some cardamom as well. The licorice is there but quite faint and perhaps add a...” Read full tasting note
  • “I enjoyed the other popcorn tea from B&B, so I was curious as to how this would be different. Hmm I’d say this one is a lot less like popcorn. Basically it’s just green tea with some vague...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Mastress Alita’s sipdown challengeTuesday, January 19th: National Popcorn Day Tea #2 From the Boxing Day sale and a fitting tea to try today!  This blend sounded good to me!  The dry blend somehow...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Adventaggedon Day 19 – Tea 4/6 This was labelled on today’s tea sachet as “Poppin’ Xmas Sweet n’ Salty Popcorn” but, I believe, it’s this tea… I wasn’t a fan – the concept is intriguing and I...” Read full tasting note

From Bird & Blend Tea Co.

We’re keeping it sweet… and salty, with this limited edition Christmas movie tea blend. Perfect for curling up on the sofa to watch your favourite fesitve flick.

Chinese chunmee green tea, toasted rice, liquorice, cardamom, puffed quinoa, calendula petals, natural flavouring.

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Homemade Advent Day 23
from AJRimmer
The dry leaf of this one is pretty. Steeped up the flavor is quite salty with some cardamom as well. The licorice is there but quite faint and perhaps add a touch of sweetness. It’s not as heavy on the rice and green tea as the other genmaicha’s I’ve had. So much so that I don’t know that I would recognize this as one if I was blindtasting it. I’m not sure that this one works for me and I’ve also never been one for salty snacks etc. A fun one to try as it was quite bizarre haha.
This advent calendar has been amazing and so fun to try. I feel like I have a better understanding of a few companies offerings and got to try a ton of new teas. I also got to cross off a few teas that were on my wishlist and added a couple teas as well that I need more of…. Thanks again! AJRimmer

Flavors: Cardamom, Rice, Salty

derk

I’d definitely try this if it landed in my cup :)

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I enjoyed the other popcorn tea from B&B, so I was curious as to how this would be different. Hmm I’d say this one is a lot less like popcorn. Basically it’s just green tea with some vague sweetness, maybe some saltiness, maybe a bit of popped rice. The green tea base is all right. I think they should have gone harder with the genmaicha vibe with lots more popped rice and added a bit of flavoring and salt to that. Since they held back too much, the vision doesn’t come through clearly enough. I do enjoy the lightly sweet, slightly savory green tea flavor, and I’m sure I could finish the bag if it were caffeine-free, but I’ll probably save enough for a couple cups and pass the rest along.

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Mastress Alita’s sipdown challengeTuesday, January 19th: National Popcorn Day Tea #2

From the Boxing Day sale and a fitting tea to try today!  This blend sounded good to me!  The dry blend somehow has a fruity scent to it — not sure how but the flavor is all sweet popcorn.  (Looking at other notes, Courtney notices a grapefruit scent, but I don’t think that is the specific fruit I was noticing.)   I don’t think I’ve had a quinoa tea yet, so I’m not sure what that is imparting to the flavor.  It mostly looks like a genmaicha, certainly not an overabundance of actual popcorn.  But there are some odd ingredients here — liquorice and cardamom.  Luckily the liquorice doesn’t make this weird, but it might do that with age.  All around the name is accurate to the flavor so I’m happy with this one!   But then the second steep tastes like licorice to prove me wrong… enough to make it noticeable anyway.
Steep #1 // 1 heaping teaspoon for a full mug // 37 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 //  28 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep

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Adventaggedon Day 19 – Tea 4/6

This was labelled on today’s tea sachet as “Poppin’ Xmas Sweet n’ Salty Popcorn” but, I believe, it’s this tea…

I wasn’t a fan – the concept is intriguing and I understand using a Genmaicha as the base for a popcorn type of profile but the use of liquorice in this blend is ghastly. It’s so cloying and coating, and it feels aggressive for a Genmaicha. I mean, if you consider the toasty notes of a Genmaicha “salty” (Sorta!? They’re more umami or nutty to me) then I guess the name is accurate because there’s definitely sweetness.

But no – hard pass. I wouldn’t drink this one again.

Advent Photos: https://www.instagram.com/p/CI_pDY_AA7m/

Courtney

Weird! Neither Lex or I tasted liquorice at all!

Roswell Strange

Maybe I got all the licorice in my sachet XD

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Bird & Blend Advent Day 19 (19-December 2020)

I got a hint of grapefruit when I first ripped open the sachet, but that’s dissipated now that’s the tea has steeped.

I’m getting that distinct puffed rice scent that must be the puffed quinoa. The taste is really quite nice! There’s a sweetness that’s also got a hint of bitter, maybe like a caramel that’s almost gone too far, but also is very, very light? If I really focus I could maybe see a hint of salt here, but very faint. Also, it’s got a nice buttery texture to it. The green tea base is really great here as well.

It’s honestly a very good tea, and I was not overly hopeful when I first saw it haha! I would consider ordering this one as well.

Lex says “This tastes like popcorn! It’s cool, but it’s so weird! It tastes just like salty, buttery popcorn!”

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 14 OZ / 414 ML
Martin Bednář

Interesting that quinoa makes same feel like the popcorn; somehow I want to try that as well.

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