The first episode starts with one of my daily teas — Teavana’s Samurai Chai Maté.
Bodhi Brew is Handmade Tea’s first tea blend. Handmade Tea is a subscription service where you’re sent one tea blend a month, but the tea blend also includes individual tins of the components of the tea blend. Bodhi Brew’s mix of green tea, coconut chips, and black mission figs makes for a nice, smooth cup of green tea worthy for afternoon drinking.
If you’re not a fan of figs, try mixing the green tea and coconut by itself and sweetening with muscovado or turbinado sugar!
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.)
Today I’m reviewing another fun blend from Zoomdweebie’s 52 Teas line — chai-napple gunpowder. They’ve mixed traditional gunpowder green tea with chai spaces (cinnamon, ginger, caramon) and freeze dried pineapple.
As a hot tea, this didn’t really float my boat. But once it cooled down to room temperature, those spices really came out and it was quite enjoyable with the sweetness of the pineapple. I can imagine this would be really tasty iced! Give it a try!