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Tea for Tuesday – Week 2 April 15, 2014

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Iced tea is where it’s at these days, as the temps climb higher and higher into the 80’s.

Today’s tea is a nice tall glass of Celestial Seasoning’s Lemon Zinger right at the start of brewing.  It’s pretty fun to watch as little rivulets of red tea stream down from the bags through the water.  Hard to take a picture of, though!

Lemon Zinger brewing

Lemon Zinger brewing

And yeah, that’s a recycled jar.  I’m a thrifty/repurposing kind of gal!

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Tea for Tuesday April 8, 2014

Day of the Week Theme fun, day two!

Today’s tea is:  genmaicha, or, as my friend calls it, pop-rice tea.

Genmaicha

pic credit:  http://www.myjapanesegreentea.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Genmaicha.jpg

It’s a green tea with roasted brown rice, and the little bits that look like popcorn are actually rice grains.  It’s a very tasty tea, and my friend swears that it’s the best thing to help you when you are ill.  Whenever her kids are sick, all they want is pop rice tea, so you know it has to be good!

I brew it with just boiled water (it needs a higher water temperature than most green teas) for under a minute (according to wiki).  Any longer and it will get bitter, but the very hot water gets the most flavor from the rice.