TotD – Toasted Rice (Gen Mai)

TotD – Toasted Rice (Gen Mai), originally uploaded by edkohler.

Today’s tea of the day is a toasted rice green tea from Tillie’s Bean in Minneapolis.

It’s a little bitter,and becoming more bitter as I drink it. probably because I can’t stop the steeping in this type of tea pot.

The toasted rice dealio does seem to provide some extra body, but without a way to stop the steeping, it goes downhill fast. Actually, steeping for 1-2 minutes, then pouring into a togo cup would do the trick.

And yes, that is Ben of poking his head into the picture. He had an Earl Grey.

Rice Krispie Bar Breakfast

Rice Krispie Bar Breakfast, originally uploaded by edkohler.

Breakfast of champions at Tillie’s Bean.

I suggested to one of the barristas that the green tea pairing balances this out. She responded, “Life is a balancing act.”