#adventageddon Day 10 – 1/5
This is technically the last tea from today’s line up that I had – but I’m currently drinking it so I figured I’d start today’s notes here while it’s fresh in my head. It’s not a bad Genmaicha at all, but it’s certainly much more forward with the green tea in it the blend. That makes sense; the amount of toasted rice in the leaf mix was sparse and the green tea itself was VERY fine. So less toasted rice and more surface area for the green tea? Yeah, it’s gonna have more marine punch.
Flash steeped this one to capitalize on my toasty rice notes and minimize the green tea – boiling water, one minute steep time sharp. I still remember Stacy, from Butiki, teaching me that trick like six years ago and I still use it all the time.
It’s good, nice, comforting, and toasty – but just not the ratio of toastiness I’d prefer. However I think it’s an excellent quality Genmaicha even if I’m a touch meh about the taste for personal taste preferences.