9th Tea of Christmas: Maple Marshmallow Treat Genmaicha!
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On the 9th Day of Christmas, 52Teas has for you: Maple Marshmallow Treat Genmaicha!
Tea Description: The first time I blended this tea was back in 2016 & it was reblended for our 2017 Holiday Box so I think it's safe to say that this is one of our more popular Marshmallow Treat blends.
My description back in 2017 went like this:
This tea was the biggest vote-getter of all the teas in the polls this year. It surpassed every black tea and every Oolong. By a landslide even! But still - I almost did not blend it for the 12 Teas of Christmas box because I thought that I'd instead do a separate 'special reblend' for it - along with a couple of others. However, I couldn't ignore that this did in fact nearly doubled the votes of every other tea in the poll. So I decided that I HAD to reblend this one for the holiday box!
And sitting here, sipping on this, I'm mighty glad that I did because YUM! This is so tasty! It's so wonderful to be sitting here, sipping on this one!
My original description of this tea (From November 28 of last year) went like this:
One thing we're known for here at 52Teas is our Marshmallow Treat inspired teas. Everyone seems to love 'em - myself included! - so don't try to fix it if it ain't broke, right? Since we're right in the middle of autumn (my favorite time of year!) I thought a yummy flavor to focus on would be maple - so why not a Maple Marshmallow Treat Genmaicha? Sounds really good, right?
I started with our organic Matcha infused Genmaicha and added maple essence and marshmallow root to create a marshmallow treat experience that's perfect for fall!
This tea is all organic, VEGAN (yes, vegan!), gluten-free and allergen-free - not to mention sweet and absolutely delightful! Those of you who love maple like I do are going to LOVE this tea!
Since that time, I've made a few changes in regard to my genmaicha choices for reasons I mention below if you're interested in knowing more - if not, long story short, quality is something I strive for always & I've found a better quality product.
So that is to say that this Maple Marshmallow Treat Genmaicha is AWESOME (awesomer?) Sweet, maple-y, marshmallow-y goodness. Organic genmaicha blended with maple & marshmallow essence & marshmallow root. Delicious! It's VEGAN, gluten-free & allergen-free.
organic ingredients: green tea, popped/toasted rice, marshmallow root, calendula petals & natural flavors
As promised, the scoop: the last shipment I received of Genmaicha from one of my suppliers was of rather lackluster quality. I was rather disappointed in the decline of product - so I sought out a better genmaicha supplier & I'm happier with the product I'm getting now. As a result of this change, I've stopped getting the Matcha infused genmaicha - my new supplier has a better genmaicha but it is not matcha infused. I feel that I'd rather have a better quality tea than to have the lower quality genmaicha infused with Matcha.
I hope you'll agree that I made the right decision!
This is really tasty & I'm glad to have it in my cupboard again! Nice maple-y note, fluffy marshmallow taste & sweet, roasty-toasty genmaicha! YUM!
to brew: Use 2 1/2 grams of leaf to 12 ounces of very hot water (175°F) & steep for 2 minutes. strain & enjoy.
A wee bit of sugar will bring out the maple-y goodness here. You won't need a lot, I usually use a little less than 1/2 a teaspoon per 12 ounces of tea. Still good without the sugar, I find that the sweetener will bring out the maple flavors a bit more than without the sweetener.