Hot, this smelled amazing, but I only tasted toastiness. Once I let it cool, the maple came out more, but the roasted flavor was still battling it. I added some milk, and that really helped the flavors come together. Now, I taste both the maple and the genmaicha, though I think the maple could still be a little stronger. 52teas does a great maple. This one isn’t as good as their maple cheesecake oolong, but I definitely enjoyed it. The second steep tasted only like mild toastiness.

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I’m an event planner who always has multiple mugs of tea beside me. Hobbies other than tea include board games, video games, cooking international dishes, science fiction, hiking, jigsaw puzzles, tap dancing, reading, listening to podcasts, and playing with my troublesome kitties.

Favorite flavors: dessert flavors, nutty, melon, mint, strawberry, anything rooibos-related.

Don’t prefer: Smoky, rosemary, savory flavors, floral (other than lavender), plain tea.

I always drink flavored tea, and preferably caffeine-free or black. I’ll try just about anything though! Let me know if you’re interested in a swap!

My ratings are kind of meaningless, but basically
90-100 pretty perfect
80-89 really good
70-79 good, but not the best
60-69 okay, but probably not for me
1-59 varying degrees of dislike



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