Featured Reblend for May 2019: Peaches & Cream Genmaicha!
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Peaches & Cream Genmaicha!
Tea Description: This is a tea from Frank's era that I had been planning on reblending since I took over 52Teas. Not only is it one that I enjoyed but one that some of our start-up Kickstarter contributors enjoyed quite a bit as well - in fact - this was one that several of the "You Choose The Reblend" donors nearly chose to reblend. It had been between this blend and one other, and Peaches & Cream missed it by 'thismuch.' So I knew that at some point, I'd have to reblend it.
And so . . . as we approach our FOURTH anniversary (next month!!! What?!?) I have decided to reblend it as kind of an early anniversary & birthday present to both Amethyst and I (Our birthdays are the last two days of May!)
Here it is - organic, roasty-toasty Matcha infused genmaicha blended with freeze-dried peaches & vanilla beans. Super yummy, gluten-free, allergen-free & VEGAN - this tea makes a tasty hot tea and a sweet & refreshing iced tea!
organic ingredients: green teas, toasted/popped rice, peaches, vanilla beans & natural flavors
When I created the menu for this month - I hadn't originally planned on reblending this tea - I had another tea in mind (which will be reblended next month). I ultimately decided to quit postponing this tea & finally lock it into the menu for this month & I've been so excited about it ever since! Why? Because I love peach teas, I love creamy teas & I love Genmaicha.
I got even more excited about it about a month ago when my favorite local "coffee shop" changed it's marquee to promote it's Peach Iced Green Tea because I knew I would be tasting some Peach Iced Green Tea real soon! THIS tea ... cold-brewed ... is LIT (as my youngest daughter would say).
Sweet, creamy, roasted nutty note, with a hint of that fresh, slightly grassy green tea note. So good!
to brew: give the pouch a gentle shake before you measure it to make sure that all the ingredients are well distributed. Some of the matcha settles to the bottom of the pouch - as well as the vanilla bean. That should all be redistributed into the other ingredients to get a fair representation of flavor from all ingredients.
measure somewhere between 2.5g and 3g of tea (my measurement said 2.6) & use 12 ounces of freshly drawn & filtered water heated to 175°F. let steep about 1 1/2 minutes - 2 minutes. strain. allow to cool for about 5 minutes. enjoy.
Or --- try cold-brewing! This tea is absolutely DELICIOUS cold-brewed!