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drank GenmaiMatcha by Zen Tea
110 tasting notes

My second sample from zentea, yes there is one more i need to review but i need to make time for it!

I once had a genmaicha before from an other company, but never one that had matcha powder added to the mix! Needles to say i’m very curious how it turns out…

When i did open my sample the first thing i notice is that there is alot off rice in this genmaicha, more then my previous genmaicha experience. The senscha looks small but overal with the nice dark green powder over it it looks good for me :)

In my opinion the smell of dry leaf and rice is a bit like popcorn, wish i don’t think is a bad thing!

Did my brewing for 1m30sec like recommended with 70°C water and the brew turns out to be dark green almost fluomarker, so far with the smells and looks off the dry tea time to taste!

Because i never had matcha before i have no clue how it has to taste, but my first sip from the cup tastes sweet, almost like i put a bit off sugar in it but that was not the case because i like my tea’s unsweetend. It tastes like a good bright green tea, with the smell of popcorn! I like this one, tough i’m curious how the tastes holds on when i brew my second and maybe third cup, because i’m thinking that the matcha powder will be almost fully in the first cup…

edit: the second cup tastes alot more like a regular genmaicha, i can still taste a bit off the sweeter matcha but way less now… still the tastes holds on very well!

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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