Golden Mulberry Genmaicha

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Berry, Cream, Fruity, Grass, Nutty, Sweet, Tangy, Toasted Rice, Earth, Raisins, Toast, Vegetal, Toasty, Berries, Honey
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
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Certification
Organic, Vegan
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Average preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 12 oz / 353 ml

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  • “One of my oldest 52Teas blends, from 2017 and still sealed. This weekend is a bit cooler before the heat will crank back up again (you really have to strong arm summers to quit here, which is a...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I was excited to see this tea in the tea box because it’s one I had wanted to try but hadn’t ordered. The main flavor is the classic 52teas genmaicha. I’m not sure I love the way the berry flavor...” Read full tasting note
    80
  • “TTB #15 I love discovering new favorite teas in traveling tea boxes, but I also love the opportunity to sample blends that I never would have found or purchased on my own. Even if I don’t love...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I got to try this blend out of the kindness of a traveling tea box! I love 52Teas flavored genmaicha blends, and this one sounded so unique. This is a tasty brew, with warm, bready rice and sweet...” Read full tasting note
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Tea of the Week for September 25, 2017!

I think I’ve only utilized mulberry in one other blend – and it was with a combination of berries so you didn’t really get much MULBERRY from that blend – well, this blend makes up for that! This blend packs a mulberry wallop!

I started with an organic Matcha infused Genmaicha blend and added lots of mulberries. Then I added some marshmallow root to add a touch of softness to the bright berry flavor. The marshmallow isn’t meant to be a strong profile here, just a little hint of something sweet and creamy to the very vibrant mulberry flavor.

Tasty!

organic ingredients: green teas, toasted rice, mulberries, marshmallow root & natural flavors

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1220 tasting notes

One of my oldest 52Teas blends, from 2017 and still sealed. This weekend is a bit cooler before the heat will crank back up again (you really have to strong arm summers to quit here, which is a shame, since autumn weather is my favorite!) and somehow a warm, fruity genmaicha just felt right this afternoon.

I have never had a mulberry (that I can recall) but considering what a fiend I am for berries in general, I’m sure I’d love them, and their aroma in the package was very sweet and pleasant. I dumped all the contents out into my tea weighing dish just to make sure I got a good teaspoon mix of leaf and fruit before steeping. The mulberry aroma isn’t nearly as present in the steeped cup as it was in the dry leaf, but I do smell it, competing against the strong, toasty aroma of the genmai. Mmm. I haven’t had a genmaicha in a long time, and it’s one of my favorite comfort teas…

Oh! The berries have just a bit of tang/sharpness to them, which I really love. There is also a more subtle berry sweetness and a touch of creaminess that I assume is from the marshmallow root. The base is warm and grassy with a lot of genmai toastiness; I’d say that the toasted rice fills out in the mouth and then a sharp berry tang flavor settles over the tongue afterwards and continues to linger after the sip.

It’s really tasty! I’m debating if I finish my sipdown over the weekend on these satisfying warm cups, or use the rest of the leaf to do a cold brew to drink once the temperature turns again, since I really like fruity greens iced as well. Decisions, decisions…

Flavors: Berry, Cream, Fruity, Grass, Nutty, Sweet, Tangy, Toasted Rice

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 350 ML
Todd

Mmm, that sounds like one I’d like a lot. Thankfully we’re out of heatwaves for a little while here. Also the fire here is 98% contained.

Mastress Alita

Our fire isn’t contained at all… it went from 42,000 acres to 97,000 acres in the course of 24 hours. Gotta love those Idaho winds…

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2331 tasting notes

I was excited to see this tea in the tea box because it’s one I had wanted to try but hadn’t ordered. The main flavor is the classic 52teas genmaicha. I’m not sure I love the way the berry flavor meshes with it. It feels like a bit of an odd combination, though the berry is quite tasty as well. As it cools, I do start to find it more enjoyable, but the berry flavor also seems to fade to the background. In summary, this tea isn’t bad, but it isn’t super cohesive either, and 52teas has much better genmaicha flavors.

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TTB #15

I love discovering new favorite teas in traveling tea boxes, but I also love the opportunity to sample blends that I never would have found or purchased on my own. Even if I don’t love everything I try, it’s super fun to experience new flavor combinations! On that note…I grew up eating fresh mulberries every summer off the mulberry tree in my best friend’s backyard, but I’m not sure I’ve ever tried a mulberry tea. I was also intrigued by the fact that this one was a genmaicha…not a combination I ever would have thought of. Unfortunately, I didn’t really get much mulberry flavor from this blend, but it was a nice sweet, nutty genmaicha!

Flavors: Sweet, Toasted Rice

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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190 tasting notes

I got to try this blend out of the kindness of a traveling tea box! I love 52Teas flavored genmaicha blends, and this one sounded so unique. This is a tasty brew, with warm, bready rice and sweet and toasty green tea. The mullberries add a distinct sweet-earthiness, a bit like golden raisins that went well with the green tea. Not my favorite genmiacha of all time, but who wouldn’t want to try a blend with mullberries?

Flavors: Earth, Raisins, Toast, Vegetal

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1792 tasting notes

I wasn’t able to detect any mulberry in this, unfortunately, but the marshmallow root sweetens up the base a little. I’m not really complaining since I looooooove genmaicha and this one is all roasty and toasty, not bitter. Good stuff.

With that said, while I’d rate this much higher since it’s a fantastic genmaicha in and of itself, I was expecting more mulberry in this. I think the issue is that my taster size didn’t have any mulberries in it, so that’s likely the problem here.

I’m brewing up the last of it to take to work with me in my insulated bottle and there aren’t any mulberries in sight, but can smell a gentle waft of marshmallow root still.

Kittenna

Disappointing! I love mulberries in tea.

Fjellrev

Me too!

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772 tasting notes

Oh my, this is quite delicious. I needed a tea I don’t add milk to (as in, not a black tea, my favourite type) since the cafeteria that sells milk doesn’t open for another 1.3 hours or so. Voila, 52teas Golden Mulberry Genmaicha to the rescue! And oh, it is a rescue.

The first impression is that it is definitely a nice genmaicha. The roasty toasty rice flavour is definitely present and pleasant and then there is a subtle sweetness that hits at the back of my throat first and then spreads forward, I think it must be the mulberry? I don’t actually know what a mulberry tastes like, so I assume so.

I wonder if I can get a resteep out of this since I’m already more than half way through my mug in the minute I’ve spent writing this note. Let’s find out!

Flavors: Sweet, Toasty

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Starfevre

And bonus, this hasn’t given me a headache yet, which many green teas do for some reason.

Starfevre

Second steep is mostly genmaicha with very little mulberry. Still good but I won’t be going for a third steep.

Fjellrev

I’ve been eyeing this in my cupboard! Glad you are liking it.

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15123 tasting notes

finished the last of this one today. A really nice cup to send it off. I won’t miss having this one in my cupboard but i did enjoy the visit with it if that makes sense. There are other 52 teas genmaichas i prefer but this one was a pleasant surprise.

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15829 tasting notes

So, original plan was to have this tea hot – but literally just after I had measured the tea out into the cup the power went out and I was unable to heat up the water to make it…

So instead I made some weird as fuck “sun tea” using the leaf I had already measured out so as to not waste it. It wasn’t gross – but it wasn’t good either. Just very roasty, and that’s not a flavour profile that I think works for room temperature tea. The little bit of sweetness was from the mulberry, I’m sure, and I appreciated that – but it wasn’t enough to stop the whole cup from just feeling… weird.

evol-ving

Thank you for taking one for the team.

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4191 tasting notes

I have absolutely no idea how mulberry should taste. And there are so many in this blend! They look a little like tiny yellow raspberries. Somehow I’ve never ran into a mulberry tea in all my tea drinking years. However, I’m always willing to sip a marshmallow root tea and this has plenty of that too. It seems there is more of the marshmallow and mulberry than there is of the genmaicha. But the result, whatever it is, is a nicely balanced sweet cup. Mostly I’m tasting marshmallow root (awesome) with a bit of toastiness from the genmaicha. Not sure if I can taste mulberries because I’m not sure what I’m looking for! Marshmallow naturally ups a rating for me. I can never get tired of any marshmallow root blends from 52Teas. (Peachy Keen. Peachy Keen. Peachy Keen.)
Steep #1 // 1 teaspoon for a full mug// 25 minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep
Steep #2 // 25 minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep

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Sipdown (288)

I went through my tea drawers the other day which called to my attention some older teas with just a serving or so left. This is one of those easy sipdowns that I figured was worth just finishing off. I have enjoyed this tea well enough but never loved it. It never stood out to me so I think it is time to say goodbye.

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