Tea: Genmaicha Herbal Tea

A Genmaicha from TeaVivre

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Brand:TeaVivre
Style:Genmaicha
Region:Zhejiang, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Loose?Loose
# Ratings:1 View All
Product page:Genmaicha Herbal Tea

Review of Genmaicha Herbal Tea

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6 of 105 of 53 of 574 of 100
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Didn't particularly smell nice at all. It smelled of a salty seaweed with a nuttiness to it. The flavor was much better though and mostly got rid of the seaweed saltiness. Overall, what you'd expect from a genmaicha tea. Price isn't as much of a steal as I thought, because if you use the recommended amount(10g), it costs more than a Hangzhou tian mu qing ding that I had recently, as that only uses about 2 grams of tea, and I get 3 steepings out of, where this tea only gets one.

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Comments:

Alex Zorach wrote:
on February 12th, 2018

This is weird, I noticed on TeaVivre's site that they describe this as an "herbal tea" and as "caffeine free" but then they say that it contains green tea leaf. This seems contradictory. Is it just a very low-caffeine tea perhaps because of the low quantity of tea leaf included, and perhaps becaues it is using larger, mature leaves that are naturally lower in caffeine?<br /> <br /> 10 grams does seem like a lot, and would definitely make the effective price per cup more expensive. In general, genmaicha is pretty inexpensive because the rice costs much less than the tea and because it's pretty easy to make.<br /> <br /> This one is a real head-scratcher! It doesn't seem to fit TeaVivre's overall focus either, which is on traditional Chinese teas.

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