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Thursday, February 23, 2012

52Teas Loose Leaf Green Tea 'Cherry Cheesecake Genmaicha'

Tea Information:
Tea: Cherry Cheesecake Genmaicha
Type: Green Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company:
Purchase: Here
Description: After the success of our Malted Genmaicha and Marshmallow Treat Genmaicha, we’re back at it again. Here’s a blend of Japanese Genmaicha (sencha green tea and toasted rice) with real freeze-dried cherries and natural cheesecake and maraschino cherry flavors.
Ingredients: Genmaicha (green tea with toasted rice), freeze dried cherries, natural flavors

Steep Information:
Amount: 3 tsp
Water: 500ml 175°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: cherry cheese danish
Steeped Tea Smell: genmaicha (vegetal, rice)
Flavor: bitter green
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: bitter
Liquor: translucent honey green-yellow

Next time less temp? less leaves?

Steep Information:
Amount: 3 tsp
Water: 500ml 175°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: cherry cheese danish
Steeped Tea Smell: genmaicha (vegetal, rice)
Flavor: green, rice
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: vegetal
Liquor: translucent honey green-yellow

Much better at 2 min, cherry is still mostly in smell, but smooth genmaicha this time.

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Leaf system:
1=Bleh! not again if it were free
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing







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