Tea: Gen Mai Cha

A Genmaicha from Two Leaves and a Bud - O Organic

Picture of Gen Mai Cha
Brand:Two Leaves and a Bud
Style:Genmaicha
Region:China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Loose?Sachet
# Ratings:2 View All
Product page:Gen Mai Cha

Review of Gen Mai Cha

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6 of 104 of 52 of 563 of 100
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I was skeptical of the tea because the scent reminded me of Honey Smack cereal (minus most of the sweetness), and I was never too fond of Honey Smacks.

This tea grew on me as is cooled down. When the tea was still hot, all I tasted was the puffed rice, and I couldn’t help but feel like I was drinking watery porridge. This isn’t necessarily bad because I like porridge, but I would have been disappointed if that’s all it was. When the tea cooled down to a luke-warm temperature, the aroma of the green tea finally surfaced, and the flavors seemed to marry. The aroma of the roasted rice mellowed and became nice and nutty, which tasted good with the fresh and light sweetness from the green tea.

I drank this tea at work, which ended up being a great idea. Two Leaves and a Bud’s Organic Gen Mai Cha calmed my nerves. I found it to be a very comforting tea largely because of the nutty, porridge-like roasted rice. Maybe it’s a little strange, but I kept thinking about the breakfasts I used to eat before school when I was a young lass.

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