Taiwan premium fried black bean tea

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Peanut, Roast Nuts, Spices
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Caffeine Free
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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 5 g 7 oz / 200 ml

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Yep, I am still marathoning Ark: Survival Evolved, my obsessive tendencies and a game that is so much fun is just a wonderful combination, but I do occasionally do other things. Like just last I finally talked Ben into watching Beetlejuice, see he is not a huge Tim Burton fan having not grown up with him and lacking the nostalgia and also coming into his oeuvre once it has (at least in my opinion) gone really stale, so he was not really interested in it. This movie was a favorite of mine as a kid, so I was glad I was able to convince him, and it turns out he liked it. Certainly made me nostalgic for days when his style was more unique and not so saturated in itself!

But I am not a movie reviewer, my specialty is why you are all here, usually nerdy intro paragraph aside. Today is an herbal tea from Xin Mu Cha, not yet on their website, it is Premium Fried Black Bean Tea, yes this is another one of those roasted grain teas that are very popular in Asia, and with good reason they taste amazing. Giving this a bit of a look up since it was new to me, I found out it is usually made from Kuromame or black soy beans and is touted as a weight loss aide, but considering I would prefer to gain weight perhaps I will just look at this for its taste like I usually do with teas. These arrived in a teabag but I preferred to brew them in a steeping basket, so out of their little bag they came for a good sniffing. The aroma is super roasted, strong notes of soy beans, burnt beans, and a tiny bit like coffee beans. It is a blend of savory and sweet and even though it smells a little bit like pinto beans left on the stove and burnt a bit, the aroma is mouthwatering, but I really like eating beans.

Into my cup of hot water the basket goes, since this tea is popular in Japan among other places I decided to use my bamboo steeping basket and Somayaki cup, because I can be thematic once in a while! The steeped beans smell, well, like beans, with a toasted coffee and burnt undertone and a subtle sweetness. The liquid is much the same, it is beans all the way down with this brew.

This is an odd thing, but odd in a very pleasant way! The roasting of the beans brings out a sweetness that reminds me a bit of adzuki beans, but with a powerful roasted undertone. It goes from this initial sweet to a richer nuttier roast, again reminding me a bit of coffee’s smell but not its taste. The aftertaste on this brew is very rich, nutty and sweet with a hint of pinto beans that lingers for a while. I really enjoyed this stuff and foresee myself either buying more or roasting my own, there is something just so incredibly comforting about roasted grains on a cold night before sleep/

For blog and photos: http://ramblingbutterflythoughts.blogspot.com/2016/01/xin-mu-cha-premium-fried-black-bean-tea.html

Daylon R Thomas

They sell that in cans at local “Oriental Marts” and I’ve been tempted to try it. Those probably aren’t as good, but probably not bad. And I miss good Tim Burton. The only reason why I’d see Alice if for Alan Rickman now.


The bean tea sounds good. I wonder if they have that at any local Asian markets. I’m curious to try it. I’ve found corn and barley tea, but never looked for beans.

I also did not see Beetlejuice as a kid, nor a lot of Tim Burton things. I watched some of them as an adult. Beetlejuice was one that I definitely felt like a fish out of water watching, lacking the nostalgia factor. I felt the same way about Nightmare Before Christmas. On the other hand, I really liked Edward Scissorhands. I am always finding out that Tim Burton is responsible for movies I didn’t know he was (like Beetlejuice). It may excite you, or make you nervous, to know that a sequel to Beetlejuice has been announced.


I wouldn’t be at all surprised if they sold this at 888, or at the least the beans to roast. I actually prefer his older stuff like Mars Attacks and Beetlejuice, I used to love Nightmare Before Christmas and Edward Scissorhands but got soooo burned out on them (perks? of being a goth kid in high-school I guess)

I had seen there was going to be a sequel and just rolled my eyes, nothing more timely then an almost 30 year sequel! Though if it is as bad as his Dark Shadows remake at least it will be hilarious to mock

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673 tasting notes

When I smell the beans dry, I smell roasted peanuts.

When I smell the brewed tea, I smell roasted peanuts and spices

When I taste the brewed tea, I taste roasted peanuts and light spices.

I tried eating the beans but it’s too hard without bottom teeth

I rate this tea a 100 because it is just lovely

many thanks to Sean Lau for this free sample. i will order some someday and do a gongfucha review

Flavors: Peanut, Roast Nuts, Spices

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 5 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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