For those who don’t know, genmaicha is green tea with roasted brown rice in it. It certainly smells like roasted rice!
My thoughts: genmaicha is like a more roasted version of houjicha. It’s not like houjicha at all really. And it’s definitely not like sencha at all! But the closest thing I’ve ever had to genmaicha is houjicha, so that’s what I’m comparing it to.
My overall impression is it’s good. But it’s not something I’d drink every day.