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.

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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!

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