Genmai Cha

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Rice, Toasty, Corn Husk, Nuts
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180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 11 oz / 337 ml

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From Adagio Teas

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.

$12/4 oz

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29 tasting notes

I haven’t tasted other genmai cha’s and I imagine they’re all an acquired taste. The green tea used in this one is pretty strong, which I like. It helps balance the also strong taste of toasted grains. I find the toasty quality to be warming. This would be great on a cold, rainy day.

It needs no sweetener (I cant even imagine how that’d taste!) and can be re-steeped once. I’m sure the taste isn’t for everyone but personally it’s one of my favorites.

5 min, 0 sec

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328 tasting notes

Like liquid popcorn w/a lot less calories. Great in the afternoon for a light pick me up. It had a very light and clear flavor-it was not strongly vegetal. It is definitely a taste that takes some getting used to…

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26 tasting notes

This is a great Japanese green with popped rice. It’s not as grassy as most Japanese greens, and has a nice, mellow toasty taste. Great for multiple steeps.

180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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32 tasting notes

Mmmm! Genmai cha is one of my staples. So, after a 60 hour work week and 7 hours of sleep in the last 2 nights (combined) I brewed a cup of this. The toasty flavor is just perfect on a rainy, dreary day. I’m on my second steep now.

175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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7 tasting notes

I tried it in my new sampling kit from adagio because I was a little wary of it, but I’m definitely leaving the leaves in for a second steep! Great, fun taste, good for an afternoon movie or book.

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9 tasting notes

I love the history behind this tea.

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63 tasting notes

Perfect for movie time, no need popcorn.

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1 tasting notes

One of my favorite teas. Tastes like warm sweet liquid rice cakes. Perfect at night before bed, helps me avoid snacking & makes me feel cozy.

Flavors: Rice, Toasty

2 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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74 tasting notes

I have yet to have a bad experience with a Genmai Cha. A friend brought me some in tea bags from Japan and it was yummy, so I bought some of Adagio’s loose Genmai Cha and – it’s lovely. Then I got some Kusmi Genmai Cha from a friend cause she didn’t like it and – it was lovely. (Mind you – Kusmi recommends 1 minute at 90 degrees. Do not listen.)

So, basically, a lovely, typicall Genmai Cha as far as I can tell. Ricey! Lovely.

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133 tasting notes

tried it twice. Each time only could take 2 sips. Hate the brown rice taste.

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