drank S'mores Genmaicha by 52teas
254 tasting notes

Tea #12 from Traveling Tea Box C

This tea was a little frustrating, because I was not able to find steeping directions anywhere – not even on the vendor’s site. I had to average out the different steep times and water temperatures that other Steepsterites had used to make this.

I’m not getting s’mores (no chocolate and no graham cracker), but I am getting very tasty caramel rice cakes with a burnt marshmallow aftertaste that is spot-on. Now, I have absolutely no idea what the best way to make this is for the s’mores effect but what I did was this:

Measured dry: 1tsp/8oz (gotta start somewhere)
Water temperature: 175°F (a guess because of the green tea)
Steeping time: 3min at first, then 5min

I may come back to this another time before I ship the box back off, because I would like to get that effect, but I just really hate guessing games.

175 °F / 79 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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Feel free to browse my cupboard if you’re interested in swapping, but all the mate and pu-erh in our household is my husband’s.

For swapping purposes, please note the apple allergy. Thank you!

I tried to limit my cupboard to teas that were 1oz or larger, but that was a gorgeous failure in terms of swap communication. It’s all going back up.

Okay, I just feel wrong trying to grade things without a rubric – it’s too inconsistent! So, here is the grading breakdown:

0-50: Dump it!
50-60: I might finish the cup
60-70: Possibly finish the pot
70-80: I may keep this on hand
80-90: Cupboard space guaranteed
90-100: Poetry may be involved!


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