For Mastress Alita’s December Sipdown Challenge – a genmaicha

At first I thought I would have to skip this prompt, because I forget this tea. I am not a genmaicha fan (yet) but I like this as a sweet latte. I forget how light it looks steeped, but the taste is no shrinking violet. I think it is in line with the few other genmaicha I have tried.

I steeped it twice in a Kamjove and added it to a cup, stirred in sugar, and then added warmed milk….lots of warmed milk. It was quite good and gave me the energy after teaching to cook the first big meal I have cooked since Thanksgiving. But it is too burned roasty for me to like it plain, and that goes for any genmaicha, not just this one.

Nattie

Do you like roasted oolongs? Wondering if it’s all roasted teas or specifically genmaichas you’re adverse to

ashmanra

I do like roasted oolongs! I go through phases of preferring roasted, then green, then roasted…and when we buy Dong Ding we tear through it faster than any other tea we buy.

Nattie

Interesting! I love dark roasted oolongs and I’m not a genmaicha fan either, but in my case I think it’s partly my distaste for popped rice cereal, and partly because I’m not big into green tea in general as most genmaichas are.

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Nattie

Do you like roasted oolongs? Wondering if it’s all roasted teas or specifically genmaichas you’re adverse to

ashmanra

I do like roasted oolongs! I go through phases of preferring roasted, then green, then roasted…and when we buy Dong Ding we tear through it faster than any other tea we buy.

Nattie

Interesting! I love dark roasted oolongs and I’m not a genmaicha fan either, but in my case I think it’s partly my distaste for popped rice cereal, and partly because I’m not big into green tea in general as most genmaichas are.

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