Firewater

Firewater from Pelican Tea. . . . .

Firewater from Pelican Tea gets its name from the addition of hot habanero peppers to the tea.  But hot peppers aren’t the only unusual ingredient, this solid black tea also has toasted brown rice, an ingredient that is usually found in green tea genmai cha teas. I always like to get a whiff of my tea leaves before I brew them, but I was a little nervous about sticking my nose in the bag this time.  Would I get a noseful of hot peppers and run away sneezing like in the cartoons?  Well, I got lucky, this tea smells savory Read More

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Strawberry Genmaicha Green from ESP Emporium

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Where to Buy: ESP Emporium Tea Description: Here, we have two green teas, which were combined to an exceptional premium tea blend. The characteristic of Japanese Genmaicha is supported wonderfully by our smooth green tea. This creation is perfected by the added strawberry pieces and a finely balanced flavor composition. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Since I’ve tried a few ‘unconventional’ Genmaicha blends lately I wanted to do something different with this one, which is why I cold brewed it. I’m not even sure if I’ve ever done that before with a Genmaicha Read More

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Toasted Apple Green from Bluebird Tea Co.

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Where to Buy: Bluebird Tea Co. Tea Description: This blend of roasted green tea, popped rice and toasty apples is a bit of a tea Marmite. Some are addicted to its grassy, savoury taste but it’s not for those with a sweet tooth. Don’t worry though, Genmaicha fans will absolutely love Bluebird’s unique twist on the classic Japanese ‘popcorn’ tea. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Calling this blend ‘tea marmite’ is, I think, a pretty big stretch and probably not the best selling tactic if Bluebird Tea Co. wants to get North Americans buying Read More

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Gen Mai Lemongrass Chai from Yogic Chai

The Genmaicha is the perfect ‘strength’ for me and of really good quality. The Cardamom, Cinnamon, Cloves, Ginger are all quite subtle and I’m completely fine with that. There are little popped rice that are included in this blend of flavors and I think that is very nice! It makes me smile, actually! The Lemongrass is a wonderful touch!