I really enjoyed this blend. The coconut works really well with the genmaicha.
“Sipdown 43 I really enjoyed this blend. The coconut works really well with the genmaicha.” Read full tasting note
“The coconut is super strong here. The only flavors I really taste are the coconut and the toasted rice. I can’t taste any of the green tea and feel like it lacks a little body, but when I added...” Read full tasting note
“I don’t know that I’d thought about this being a reblend, but I guess it is! Anyhow, it’s quite tasty. Very creamy and sweet coconut, with nice toastiness. Yum.” Read full tasting note
“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...” Read full tasting note
As I mentioned above, I was happy to see this tea win a spot into our Christmas box this year. It’s always a joyful experience to see that one of my tea creations is so well received. It’s even more exciting when the tea that’s been so well received is one of my favorite teas because that means I get to drink more of it too!
My original description of this tea went like this:
For this Cinco de Mayo, I went with a favorite dessert inspiration: Flan! I love the stuff. But I wanted something MORE than just a caramelized custard – I wanted to go coconuts! Coconut Flan! (Seriously, how yum does that sound?)
For the base, I tossed around several ideas before I settled on my organic Matcha infused Genmaicha. I thought that the Matcha together with the toasted rice would lend a really nice nutty flavor to the cup – which I felt would complement the coconut as well as that hint of caramel that Flan is famous for and the Matcha would lend a creaminess to the cup to accentuate the custard.
This is totally yum! Matcha Infused Matcha blended with huge coconut flakes and the flavors of Flan. A perfect way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo!
And really, I didn’t stray from the original recipe, except that I added some vanilla bean because you can never go wrong with a little more vanilla in a flan, am I right? So other than the vanilla bean, I kept true to the recipe because this is one that I was happy with when I first crafted it, so I stuck with my recipe. I hope you all enjoy it as much as you did the first time it was offered!
organic ingredients: green teas, toasted and popped rice, unsweetened coconut flakes, vanilla bean and natural flavors.
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The coconut is super strong here. The only flavors I really taste are the coconut and the toasted rice. I can’t taste any of the green tea and feel like it lacks a little body, but when I added milk, I enjoyed it more. I find this one a bit boring, but I’m also pretty neutral on coconut in general. I’m missing the more creamy flan elements I expected here.
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
Well, ever since I came across a pouch of this in my stash the other day, I have not stopped drinking this deliciousness: coconut, roasty toasty, and green. Even a bit of marshmallow vanilla flavour shines through, though I don’t know whether those flavours are among the ingredients. Regardless, a stellar blend.
All of 52tea’s Genmaichas are delicious. The base of this tea is a beautiful roasty green tea, and the warmth and nuttiness of the toasted rice is delicious. The addition of coconut is another layer of yum.
This tea is Coconut genmaicha, and that is exactly what it taste’s like. Neither of he strong flavor overpowers the other, just combine in a cup of warm yum.
Flavors: Coconut, Toasted Rice
Perhaps it was the age/storage of the sample I tried, but I didn’t get much coconut or flan from this one. I tasted the toasted, nutty flavor of the rice and that was about it. Not leaving a rating, since I’m not sure I got to taste this blend at its best.
Flavors: Toasted Rice
The genmaicha ingredients are perfect, as always in 52Teas blends. I think the coconut does well, but it isn’t a combination I’d buy again (coconut is one of those flavours I get tired of very fast). However both the popped rice and coconut are sweet and toasty. I can’t taste the green base, but I’m not huge into greens so that’s ok.
Overall, it’s exactly what you want from a tea called coconut flan genmaicha. Toasty, creamy, coconut, grain/rice. A little sweet, a bit savoury. Cold brewing brings out the coconut and makes it a bit fruitier than with hot brewing (more of the rice/grain flavour)
Flavors: Coconut, Creamy, Fruity, Grain, Rice, Sweet, Toasted Rice, Toasty
Yet another 52 Teas flavored genmaicha hit. Seriously. I was impressed at how much this nailed the custard flavor, with just a bit of caramel, and then combined with the roasty genmaicha delicious. Breakfast or dessert, this tea works.
Check out my full review here: http://sororiteasisters.com/2017/09/04/coconut-flan-genmaicha-from-52teas/