tried it twice. Each time only could take 2 sips. Hate the brown rice taste.
“Never had this kind of tea before. Thanks Rachel for letting me try this! This tea smells and tastes like liquid rice cakes. I am really enjoying the savory flavors of this tea. I need...” Read full tasting note
“Backlogging again. I am unsure if I am doing this correctly, I brewed the tea, hot no additives, 2.5 minutes. I can definitely smell the puffed/toasted rice in the tea pot, but the...” Read full tasting note
“I can’t get enough of this stuff. I love the the popped rice flavor like no other. Also recently ordered that popular Ryokucha tea from Samovar which also has the rice. I think I’ll...” Read full tasting note
“Ricecake!!!!! That is what I get from this, that or rice cereal that isn’t very sweetened in almond milk. I love it and it makes me feel full.” Read full tasting note
Green tea from Japan that is the ‘snap, crackle, pop’ of teas. Genmai Cha is an exotic Japanese recipe that combines popped rice and popcorn with tender and delicate green tea leaves. First used by peasants as a cost-saving measure, our ‘Genmai Cha Pop’ tea is now equally popular with modern urbanites. Both groups enjoy a refreshing cup that’s both sweet and nutty.
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Solid genmaicha at an excellent price. The popped and toasted rice tastes fresh, not stale like some others I have tasted. Good for 3 infusions (1.5 min, 30 s, 1.5 min @ 79 C) I like this tea in the afternoon, as it does not have a lot of caffeine. Great to have once a week or so.
Flavors: Corn Husk, Nuts
A decent roasted brown rice tea. Definitely better than the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf that I had a couple weeks before!
I poured boiling water into my timolino and ran off to Starbucks to study. Two hours later, I was sitting in lecture and decided to brew my tea as presentations were going on, and my water was still very hot! I love my timolino so much :)
So yeah. A decent Genmai Cha. It’s nice to have some wrapped sachets in the cupboard when I want to make tea on the go :)
I love green tea; flavored, unflavored, you name it- I’ll love it. Genmai cha is one of those teas I cannot help but try to drink before it is cool and I usually end up burning the tip of my tongue out of excitement. Without sugar, it is vegetal and refreshing. With a pinch of sugar, it is salty-sweet like caramel popcorn. The last sip of this tea with sugar is my favorite. It is a great tea to drink while curled up and watching a movie (it replaces popcorn for me). A tea that tastes great and helps me stay away from junk food? Sign me up!
Brews a neon green that is somewhat unsettlingly eerie. The smell is straight up popcorn, but good popcorn, not microwaved, so actually a great smell. Tastes like nuts and popcorn… probably right about what you should expect from a tea with nuts and popcorn in it.
Polished off the last of my sample of this today, so it’s time to write a review. A review that can be summed up in one word:
So I definitely like roasty green teas, and this one was great. The popped rice is malty and savory, making this a great dinnertime tea. The green tea base itself is perfectly grassy, and it doesn’t get bitter unless you oversteep. A keeper!
The maltiness of the popped rice is a better compliment to green tea than I had expected. I assume the caffeine content of the steeped tea is lower since the actual volume of tea leaves is less. I think I will keep some of this on-hand as an evening/post-dinner green tea.