Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: 52Teas
Well, you asked for it. Here it is. Our Peanut Butter Marshmallow Treat Genmaicha. It’s sweet and savory and delicious, and best of all, it’s a guilt-free treat. Get yours while you can. This one is likely to go fast.
Learn more about this blend here.
I am a little bit … leery of peanut butter teas. I don’t know why it is. I’ve been pretty open to try just about any other flavor, but peanut butter is one of those flavors that just seems “wrong” to have in a tea. Then one day, I tried something (taffy … not tea!) and something about that taffy suggested to me that maybe, just maybe, I should give peanut butter flavored tea a try. I don’t know why this epiphany came to me after eating a piece of taffy. It doesn’t make sense to me, so if it doesn’t make sense to you … well, it shouldn’t. It doesn’t make sense to me, it shouldn’t make sense to you.
So, I tried a peanut butter tea. Well, ok, it was a tisane with a honeybush base. But, I enjoyed it. So, I decided that maybe peanut butter teas aren’t so strange after all. Yeah … they’re still … weird. Different. Unusual. But, it can be said that I’m a little different and unusual (but not weird!) and so, I guess it’s OK for me to be sipping on this Peanut Butter Marshmallow Treat Genmaicha from 52Teas.
I brewed an extra large pot of this tea today, because my youngest daughter has been exploring teas lately (especially green teas) and she has a very keen interest in all things peanut butter. She’s a little different and unusual too. Her ideas about this tea: “It tastes interesting, I like it.”
And, I can say the same thing. It does taste interesting and I am enjoying it. I taste the genmaicha base, and it works really well with the “marshmallow treat” aspect of the concept of this tea (as has been noted with 52Teas’ other marshmallow treat teas). The sweet, toasty rice flavor melds really nicely with the marshmallow.
And the peanut butter comes through in a nice way. It’s not an overly aggressive, in your face flavor, and it strikes just the right balance for my palate. I get a little bit of peanut butter, a little bit of marshmallow, a little bit of sweet green tea and a little bit of toasted rice in every sip.
I can’t say that “peanut butter marshmallow treats” are my favorite type of marshmallow treats out there, I wouldn’t turn one down if it were offered. I mean, YUMMY, right? Personally, I think I’d rather have a Strawberry Marshmallow Treat, and as I type this, I think … what if you were to eat them both together. Would you then have a peanut butter and jelly marshmallow treat? Then again, I’m not a peanut butter and jelly fan. I might be the only person alive who doesn’t like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I like peanut butter and marshmallow cream. I like peanut butter and banana. I don’t like peanut butter and jelly.
My point is this: I like this tea. It isn’t my favorite from 52Teas, but, it’s not my least favorite either. It’s enjoyable, and I’m happy I tried it. I think I may be over my irrational fear of peanut butter flavored teas.
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!
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