Genmaicha has always had a special place in my heart. It was my first experience with loose leaf tea and a tea that I drank exclusively for several months. Having said that, this is a fantastic Genmaicha. It’s a very clean green but you still get the tastiness of the toasted rice. My very favorite thing about it is that it’s hard to screw up. I have forgotten about this tea so many times and oversteeped it and it doesn’t get overly bitter. While you definitively lose some of the cleanness of the green, the toasted rice flavor really comes out in oversteeping. I don’t recommend oversteeping it but one can still enjoy the cup without a total loss. It warms your heart and your hands on dreary Seattle days!