Banana Pudding Flavored Genmaicha from 52Teas

BananaPuddingGenmaichaTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  52Teas

Tea Description:

I know how much you loved our Banana Pudding black tea, so I decided maybe we should try it with a genmaicha, and let me tell you, the toasted rice element of the genmaicha combined with the sweet sencha green tea takes our banana pudding flavor recipe to a whole new level of yummmmmm.

Like with the black tea version of Banana Pudding, we’ve added freeze-dried bananas, coconut and organic flavors.  I think this one is going to be very popular.  Can’t wait to hear what you guys think of it.

Learn more about this blend here.

Taster’s Review:

I usually like to do my reviews of the 52Teas in order from when they were released, but I skipped over this one.  I’m not sure exactly why, except that I forgot that I had this tea in my stash.  Usually when I brew a 52Teas tea for a review, I go to the website and see which tea I should review next.  But I sort of skipped over this one because I thought, Banana Pudding?  Oh, I already reviewed it.  The tea I was thinking about was the Banana Pudding Black Tea.  I forgot that Frank (the chief Zoomdweebie from 52Teas) had more recently created a Banana Pudding Genmaicha!

Then I realized as I was going through my tea stash that I had this tea just waiting for me to review it!

And YUM!  This is good.

I think I might like this one even better than the black tea version, if for no other reason than the delicious, roasty-toasty flavor of the Genmaicha seems to add something nice to the banana flavor.  It’s sort of like a banana flavored rice pudding with delicious, toasty vanilla wafer cookies.  Mmm!

The sip starts out with a sweet banana-y flavor with a subtle grassy note from the green tea.  There is a light, buttery note that accentuates the “wafer cookie” like flavor.  Then I taste the toasty notes of the roasted brown rice, and this adds a sweet, nutty dimension to the cup that melds beautifully with the banana and the creamy vanilla notes.  As the sip nears the finish, I pick up on more of the sweet, “baked” notes of the wafer cookie.

It’s a really delightful combination of banana and vanilla custard-y flavors, nutty tones, buttery notes with just a hint of grassy/vegetal notes from the green tea.  The flavors all work together very well.  A really tasty flavored genmaicha!

Two thumbs up for this one!

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