drank Genmaicha by CaesarsTea
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Given my need to try all the genmaichas, I grabbed some of this the last time I was at CaesarsTea. This is not one I will be getting again. The base is not as vegetal as most of the other green teas but there is still something off about this that I just can’t put my finger on. Perhaps Roswell Strange will figure it out as I may have tossed a couple cups worth in a swap since she too wants to try all the genmaichas.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Stephanie

Have you tried the Den’s Genmaicha extra green with added matcha?

VariaTEA

I have not. Although I have had other genmaichas with matcha added that I enjoyed.

Stephanie

Yeah, those are yummy :)

VariaTEA

Camellia Sinensis makes one that has added sencha and matcha. It is one of the first genmaichas, if not THE first, that I tried.

Roswell Strange

I’m a little worried about how big this package is going to be. Will it be easy to get back under 200 once it arrives?

VariaTEA

I don’t think I sent THAT much and what I did send are small samples. I honestly don’t remember what got tossed into the bag tbh though. I think mostly just the teas you requested.

Jennkay

I second the deliciousness of Den’s genmaicha extra green!

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Stephanie

Have you tried the Den’s Genmaicha extra green with added matcha?

VariaTEA

I have not. Although I have had other genmaichas with matcha added that I enjoyed.

Stephanie

Yeah, those are yummy :)

VariaTEA

Camellia Sinensis makes one that has added sencha and matcha. It is one of the first genmaichas, if not THE first, that I tried.

Roswell Strange

I’m a little worried about how big this package is going to be. Will it be easy to get back under 200 once it arrives?

VariaTEA

I don’t think I sent THAT much and what I did send are small samples. I honestly don’t remember what got tossed into the bag tbh though. I think mostly just the teas you requested.

Jennkay

I second the deliciousness of Den’s genmaicha extra green!

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My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, toffee, cookie, cream, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

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60-69 Teas I would not turn down a cup of from a friend but that would probably be enough
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Under 50 Teas I really did not like and most likely got dumped

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