Tea of the Week for January 15, 2018: Rice Pudding with Cinnamon Apples Genmaicha!
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Tea Description: I love rice pudding - and what better tea base to utilize for a rice pudding blend than a Genmaicha? And since Mat's birthday is right around the corner, I decided to add his favorite fruit flavor to this sweet, creamy blend: apple!
I didn't go heavy on the apple - I didn't want the apple to overpower the creamy notes of smooth pudding that I've got going on here. To enhance the apple, I added some real cinnamon bark.
So here it is: our organic Matcha infused Genmaicha blend with lots of creamy, custard-y notes, vanilla bean, apple bits & chunks of real cinnamon bark. This is so yummy!
organic ingredients: green teas, toasted rice, apples, cinnamon, vanilla bean & natural flavors
Oh - YUM! This is so creamy!
The apple starts out really delicate - almost indistinctly so - but as I continue to sip, I pick up on more apple. The cinnamon starts very subtle - but this flavor also becomes more defined as I drink. By mid-cup, the notes of cinnamon are definitely there - I like the warmth they bring to this cuppa - it makes for a very nice, cold-weather cuppa!
The creamy pudding notes are there right from the start - and together with the toasty rice, it's really quite sweet and decadent tasting without being cloying.
I'm very pleased with how this one turned out!
to brew: use 2 1/2 to 3 grams of tea to 12 ounces of hot water (heated to 175°F) and let steep for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Strain and allow the tea to cool for about 5 minutes to allow the flavors to develop.