Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Liquid Proust
Ingredients: Genmaicha (second flush sencha, roasted rice, popcorn), hojicha bancha (bought in Tokyo), caramel cocoa (pure cane sugar used)
Learn more about this tea here.
See those ingredients under tea description? You taste each and every one of these flavors. Maybe this tea should be re-named- Coco Pebbles.
This tea is from the amazing Liquid Proust’s tea shop, a Steepster friend who I was very glad to support when he opened up his Etsy store. The Sweet Cocoa Genmaicha was the first tea that went directly into my cart when I was placing my order.
The instructions for this tea (that Andrew so graciously added into the package) said one scoop of tea but I would recommend using two scoops when prepping this tea with 1 cup of water and brew this like you would any green tea (175F-90sec).
I continued prepping this tea anxiously awaiting for the 90 sec timer to go off. When it did, I don’t think I could pour the tea into my cup fast enough. I took a deep breath of the hot steam and was greeted with a sweet green tea like aroma. Took one giant gulp (yep-gulp) and my taste buds were greeted with this delicious roasted dark chocolate sweet dessert flavor. Wow was this ever good and just the right amount of chocolate and the right amount of roasted rice like flavor. The chocolate is so rich but not overwhelming and the caramel flavoring is there but very light almost delicate like. The base of the genmaicha really delivers the roasted bright flavor I have grown to adore and love.
I love my genmaicha but the flavored ones are either hit or a mess. This one is a hit for sure and being the green tea fan I am, I love how this tea satisifies my sweet tooth by delivering a natural tasting flavor with roasted notes as well.
I’m a big fan. Great job Liquid Proust’s Teas. I can’t wait to see what else is down the line for this aspiring tea entrepreneur.