SkySamurai’s mystery advent tea #7 backlog from 12/20
Appears to be a genmaicha without the popped rice – simply the unpopped rice (at least in my sample.) The scent is pure Honey Smacks cereal. The flavor is very much like Honey Smacks cereal with an underlying umami vegetal flavor. The blend was mostly the unpopped rice, with only a few green leaves, so I’m actually surprised the green tea flavor is even in the cup. Genmaicha never gets old for me — a cup of Sunday comfort. My guess: genmaicha! Was I correct? Yes. Another tea shop I have never heard of before.
Steep #1 // 1 teaspoon for full mug // 32 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // 30 minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep