Tag: caramel

Episode 011: Marshmallow Treat Genmaicha

Genmaicha (also known as brown rice tea, tea of Genmai, popcorn tea, or the people’s tea) has an interesting history. Typically, genmaicha consists of bancha and roasted brown rice. Sometimes these grains pop, and the result looks like popcorn. The resulting brew is a nutty and smooth cup of tea that’s great all year long.

This blend includes mini marshmallows, which are a really nice complement to the genmaicha. It really does taste like a marshmallow treat! (Hey, that cereal company ain’t paying me for free promo.)


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Episode 049: Caramel Dipped Apple

Okay, so my last review from The Necessiteas might have been a bit harsh. I decided to give them another shot with this caramel dipped apple blend.

Oh…where to start. It’s good in theory. The caramel spheres lend a nice creamy profile to the green tea, but the blend overall is ruined because of the whole cloves and the artificial flavors. I could barely finish the cup.


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Episode 130: Green Caramel

Green tea and caramel? I was a little unsure about trying this out, but Just Add Honey’s Green Caramel has a nice smooth flavor with a good hearty base — genmaicha!

Yes, it’s the genmaicha that really makes this blend a star. The toastiness plays very well with the caramel and produces a pretty satisfying cup of tea. This tea would be best served warm (around 160-180 degrees), so drink it quick!


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Episode 165: Bvumbwe White Tea

On a recent samples binge at M&K’s Tea Company, I picked up a sample of their Bvumbwe White Tea. This tea comes straight from Malawi (tea is one of their biggest exports), and reminds me a lot of the oothu bai mu dan I reviewed a while ago.

The brewing directions were a bit finicky (158° at 30 seconds to two minutes?), but I was rewarded well for my efforts. The taste is nice and smooth with a hint of apricot aftertaste. It’s definitely not your typical white tea. Try it today!


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