drank Coconut Flan Genmaicha by 52teas
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I found an unopened bag of this in my tea cabinet, so that gives me hope that it’s very well preserved and still delicious. Green teas in general aren’t a favorite for me, but there’s something so delightful about the aroma of genmaicha. I love that toasted rice smell especially, and the flavor is usually pretty good too. Since I bought my electric kettle, I haven’t been so afraid of trying the lower temp teas. I always seemed to mess them up before. This one has a nice coconut flavor, and the toastiness I love is there. I don’t get anything like flan though. To be fair, I don’t know if I’ve ever eaten flan. I think of it as a kind of caramel custard or pudding. So if that’s how flan tastes, I don’t taste it here. But it’s still a nice tea for an afternoon.

Flavors: Coconut, Toasty

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Lifetime student. Lover of books and paper and ink. Kitchen dweller. Aspiring herbalist, excessively proud cat lady, and tea fanatic. Thirty-something elder millennial. She/her.

I love flavored black teas most of all, always with cream and honey. I prefer to sweeten my tea as it seems to bring out the flavor. I enjoy floral and fruity teas, as well as flavored or scented ones. I’m not overly fond of green or white teas, but I’ve found a few that I enjoy.

I’m open to tea swaps and/or just sharing what’s in my tea cabinet! Please reach out if you see something I have that you’d like to try. I do my best to update my cupboard regularly.

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Any and all black teas, smoky teas, raspberry, strawberry, red fruits, bergamot, chai spices, floral teas, caramel/toffee, jasmine, rose, vanilla, peaches, plums, valerian root, cinnamon, cardamom

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Lime, white teas, green teas, artificial sweeteners, sarsaparilla, licorice, lemongrass, hot hibiscus, hibiscus in black tea blends

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1-20: By far, one of the worst teas I’ve tasted. I most certainly will not finish my cup and will likely “gift” the rest to my sweet husband who almost always enjoys the teas I dislike (and vice versa).

21-49: This tea is not good but if I mix it with another tea or find another steeping method I might be able to finish it.

50-70: This one is just okay. I might drink it again if someone were to give it to me, but I probably won’t be buying more for myself.

71-79: This is a consistently good tea. It’s reliable but not necessarily special.

80-90: This one is a notch above the rest and I would gladly enjoy a cup of it any day of the week. I’ll likely be keeping this in my cupboard, but it isn’t one of my all-time favorites.

91-95: One small change and this tea would be perfect. I’ll definitely have a stash of this in my kitchen if you come over for tea.

96-100: No words can describe this tea. It’s an experience, an aha moment. Closed eyes, wide smile, encompassing warmth. Absolutely incredible. Perfect.

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