24 Days of Tea: Day 9

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!!! SPOILERS !!!

If you do not want to know the types of tea or order that the teas come up in this advent calendar than don’t read any further 🙂

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For those of you who don’t know, this is a loose leaf tea advent calendar made by the Canadian tea company, David’s Tea. Each day has a different tea flavour that comes in a little tin and can make about 2-3 cups of tea per day. It is my mom who drinks the tea so these will be her opinions about the tea itself. Let’s see what we had today:

Genmaicha

Genmaicha

Some people call Genmaicha popcorn tea because it contains whole roasted grains of brown rice, some of which have popped. Others call it the Rice Krispie of green teas. Either way, genmaicha was originally drunk by poor Japanese who used the rice as a filler because they couldn’t afford enough tea leaves. It soon became all the rage. Today, everyone is addicted to its sweet, toasted rice flavour. (MK Kosher)

Ingredients: steamed green tea from Japan, roasted and popped rice

How to Prepare: 1.25 tsp, 85°C (185°F), 3-4 minutes

Genmaicha Tea Ball

This one had a bit of a strange smell…Kind of nutty, but just weird. I’m not sure how to explain it. It didn’t give us high hopes. After steeping, the nutty scent intensified.

Genmaicha Steeped

This one had a lot of leaves escape the infuser, which we thought might happen because the leaves were pretty fine. Mom always says she isn’t great at describing teas but I thought todays was pretty funny.

“It kind of tastes like they poured tea over a bowl of popcorn”

I thought it was entertaining at least. She did say it has a bit of a grainy taste though, and she didn’t really like it. This is another one that didn’t make it into the yes pile. I do think that the story behind the tea is really wonderful. Once again, we will see if anyone at work would like to give this tea a loving home.

I am glad we were able to get caught up, stay tuned tomorrow for day 10!

xo Amanda

Disclaimer: Tea description taken from the David’s Tea website. Advent calendar was paid for with my own money and all pictures and opinions are my own/my mom’s

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