Tea of the Week for September 24, 2018: Butter Pecan Marshmallow Treat Genmaicha!
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Tea Description: LOVE this! Love at first sip!
Of course, that's something I can say about just about every single genmaicha blend I've crafted (I can't think of one that was disappointing) - because I absolutely LOVE genmaicha. I love that roasty-toasty flavor and it goes so well with the marshmallow-y goodness that is our Marshmallow Treat Genmaicha. This time, I took that original recipe one step further and added some butter pecan essence to the blend - and it certainly DOES NOT disappoint!
To be honest, I had planned on doing a pumpkin tea this week - but when it came time to blend the tea, my shipment of pumpkin had not yet arrived so I needed to think of a different blend - and this is it, folks!
This blend combines our organic Matcha infused Genmaicha with marshmallow root, vanilla bean and essence of butter pecan (but don't worry, this is NUT FREE!) along with some calendula petals for a touch of color - and wowza! It's delicious! It tastes like a marshmallow treat butter pecan ice cream sandwich (imagine using marshmallow treats to sandwich a scoop of butter pecan ice cream! YUM!) that's been liquefied and added to a cup of green tea! It's nutty, it's sweet, it's creamy and it's marshmallow-y! It's so good!
And as always, this is vegan, gluten free & allergen free!
organic ingredients: green teas, toasted/popped rice, marshmallow root, vanilla bean, calendula petals & natural flavors
Perhaps I should have said "Love at first smell" in the above description, because my first impression of this tea was the aroma. Both the dry leaf and the brewed tea smell absolutely delicious. I can smell the nutty pecan notes and the sweet, roasty-toasty notes of the genmaicha. I can smell the subtle sweetness of the marshmallow.
And when I sip - all those flavors start dancing on my tongue. I first notice hints of butter and pecan - and then the creaminess of the marshmallow shines through. The fresh, buttery notes of the Matcha play so well with the butter pecan - it's almost magical as it washes over my palate.
A fantastic dessert tea!
to brew: you don't want to overleaf the genmaicha - because the leaves are smaller, it weighs a bit more. I still go with 3g of tea, but this will probably be a little less than a teaspoon rather than a rounded or heaping teaspoon. I would suggest going with a level teaspoon and then shake a teensy bit off of that to get the right amount. Steep in 12 ounces of hot water (175°F) for 2 minutes, strain and allow to cool for about 5 minutes. You may be tempted to take a sip earlier, and that's alright - but you'll find that the flavors really pop after that 5 minute cool time.