Maple Marshmallow from 52Teas. . . . .

When I saw the name of this blend, I was really excited! I had no idea what a ‘maple marshmallow treat’ tasted like, but if it had maple in it, it had to be good! Visually, the dry blend was very pretty, with the yellow calendula petals, green tea leaves, and popped brown rice. The blend smelled earthy, grassy, and slightly sweet.

While the dry blend smelled more earthy and grass-like, a nice roasted brown rice aroma developed after steeping. I’m not sure how, but the pale yellow liquor tasted like maple syrup! It was reminiscent of a sweet flaky dessert that was covered in in the sweet syrup. The roasted brown rice taste surfaced at the tail end and lingered in the mouth.

This tea would be great if you are having a craving for something sweet (or enjoy maple syrup)!

Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Green
Where to Buy:  52Teas

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Marshmallow Treat Genmaicha from 52Teas. . . . .

There are teas in my collection I know I can rely on and this is one of them. I come back to this tea when I want something a little bit sweet and a little bit toasty. I’m typically not someone who loves green teas, but this one I can always enjoy. The dry leaf smells like green tea ice cream and after water has been added, I smell more roasted caramel popcorn. Mmmm…

Sipping.. definitely a bit more roasty than expected. The marshmallow pops up in the background, but it’s actually more of a sweetness and not that specific gooey marshmallow flavor. I would like for it to be just a bit more present since it’s such a great flavor. The green tea is also there and lends a bit of grassiness to the roasted rice and marshmallow, but it’s more mild which I appreciate. I think this tea wouldn’t be the same if the green tea took over and dominated the other flavors.

Even though this tea doesn’t taste explicitly like marshmallow treats, I think this is quite possibly the closest you can get. It’s sweet, satisfying and just so tasty. I hope this one is reblended again and again!

Note from Anne @ 52Teas: This tea has graduated to D’s Teas – which is 52Teas’ permanent collection. It will be reblended again and again – and is available now!

Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Green Tea
Where to Buy:  52Teas

Another overwhelming fan favorite!

I’m also a big fan of this tea.  I was one of the lucky ones to get one of the pouches from the first batch which was a blend of Genmaicha plus Genmaicha Uji which is Genmaicha that’s been infused with Matcha.  So, in an effort to recreate that stunning first batch, I blended an Organic Japanese Genmaicha and an organic Japanese Genmaicha with Matcha (Or Genmaicha Uji).  I really prefer it with the Uji, the little bit of Matcha adds a really nice creaminess to the overall cup.

To this, I added marshmallow root and all-natural, organic flavors.

It’s a cuppa yum!

Ingredients:  Organic Japanese Teas, organic toasted rice, marshmallow root and all-natural, organic flavors

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Mango Sticky Rice Genmaicha from 52Teas

52teas3_1430856114__73092Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy: 52Teas

Tea Description:

Green teas, popped rice, mango, toasted coconut, toasted sesame seeds and all-natural flavors

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Taster’s Review:

Alright, raise your hand if you backed 52Teas Kickstarter.  Now keep your hand raised if you picked the Mango Sticky Rice Genmaicha as one of your teas for the incentive. . . .if your hand is still raised, consider yourself one of the lucky ones!!

This tea is simply amazing, bright, and full of vibrant flavors.  A tea that completely took me surprise by how much I liked it and one that I’m sad to say that I will not be able to buy more of unless this is a reblend.

Anne of 52Teas has been hitting it out of the park lately.  Such creative and unique blends. I think each time I try a new blend I declare that blend to be my new favorite and I’m about ready to do it again.

Brewed up with the directions on the canister, this tea is a gorgeous blend of mango, coconut, and genmaicha with a slight toasted sweetness that I will not forget anytime soon.   First sip in after brewing and allowing the tea to cool, you get that mango sweetness mixed with a slightly toasted note and an element of tartness here and there.  I am not a huge fan of coconut in teas, but in this tea, it just helps give an added depth that I just adore! The coconut helps the mango provide this really lovely unique fruity flavor that just mixes with that toasted goodness.

Highly highly highly recommend this tea. I’ve had it cold brewed, hot, and iced and each session delivered an amazing flavor that my hubby and I just gobbled up. We adore this tea and can’t get enough of it. This might be of those teas that I beg Anne to make more of! It was that good.

Another amazing tea!