Cherry Marshmallow Treat Genmaicha from 52Teas

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Cherry-Marshmallow-Treat-GenmaichaTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  52Teas

Tea Description:

Following the popularity of our other marshmallow treat genmaicha blends, we’ve created a special one for Valentine’s Day, with real freeze-dried cherries, marshmallow root and organic marshmallow and maraschino cherry flavors. This is a treat for your sweet tooth.

Learn more about this tea here.

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Taster’s Review:

After tasting a couple of cherry flavored teas lately that tasted more of cough syrup than tea, I cringed just a little (just a little!) when I read the announcement for the tea of the week of February 9th.  But I was hopeful that this Cherry Marshmallow Treat Genmaicha from 52Teas wouldn’t go the same route as some of the other cherry teas I’ve tasted consumed in the past weeks.  I hoped that this would taste as wonderful as it sounded, because the idea of having a cherry flavored marshmallow treat sounds delightful!

In fact, it sounds so delightful that before I brewed the tea, I asked my youngest daughter if she might be interested in trying the tea with me.  She apparently thought it sounded yummy too, because she said yes.  So, I brewed the whole 1/2 ounce package in my Breville One-Touch, using 1000ml of water.  I set the temperature for 175°F and the timer for 2 1/2 minutes.  These smaller 1/2 ounce pouches are just the right size for a teapot to share with a friend (or daughter!)

After allowing the tea to cool for a few minutes, I took my first sip.  Mmm!  I’m happy to say that while I taste cherry, I don’t taste cough syrup.  This cherry flavor seems to have just the right balance between sweet and tart cherry flavors, because I’m getting a little bit of sweet and a little bit of tart.  The tart tickles my taste buds in the aftertaste.

The genmaicha has a light, slightly grassy taste and adds a nice, toasty flavor and the rice notes add a rice cereal kind of flavor.  The marshmallow adds a little bit of fluffy, creamy taste but I find myself wanting just a tad more marshmallow in this.

Overall, this is really tasty.  My daughter enjoyed it too.  I still favor the “Original” Marshmallow Treat Genmaicha – which I’ll be reblending when I take over 52Teas!  Please take a moment to stop over at my campaign and support my efforts to save this small business while creating fantastic teas!

Anne (aka the Mad Tea Artist) has celebrated her 29th birthday for many years now. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her hubby and her youngest daughter. Her oldest daughter is married and has bestowed Anne with the proud title of “Gramma” and her grandson is about the cutest boy you ever did see.

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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