Originally Posted by Varu
Genmaicha is great. I also made my own version. The taste was similar.
Considering it's diluted with rice it's supposed to be cheaper than regular tea but most shops here tend to make it more expensive, I'd rather roast my own brown rice and blend it with some green tea.
I'm not the biggest fan of such herbal tea blends. I tried a lot of them though, and there are a few I like as much as regular tea. In fact my tea journey started with hibiscus tea. I seem to dislike all blends with a hibiscus base, but love it pure. I love rooibos both pure and in chai blends.
Regarding tea, I like the chai blend if it's black tea, but it doesn't fit with the green tea. Regardless, I'd rather drink black tea pure. And I prefer green tea over black tea. Oolong is nice, but I drink it much less.
I also drink coffee, and like to prepare it. I tend to drink more tea because the effects combine an improvement of energy with some relaxation.