Genmaicha

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Green Tea, Popped Rice
Flavors
Nutty, Smooth, Toast, Toasted, Toasted Rice, Toasty, Popcorn, Chicken Soup, Grass, Rice, Salty, Green
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Low
Certification
Not available
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Average preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec 5 g 14 oz / 407 ml

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From David's Tea

Some people call Genmaicha popcorn tea because it contains whole roasted grains of brown rice, some of which have popped. Others call it the Rice Krispie of green teas. Either way, genmaicha was originally drunk by poor Japanese who used the rice as a filler because they couldn’t afford enough tea leaves. It soon became all the rage. Today, everyone is addicted to its sweet, toasted rice flavour. (MK Kosher)

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8 Tasting Notes

95
12 tasting notes

I am relatively new to green teas. I tend to stick to herbals and black teas.

I got a sample of this from a friend and man, this is a real winner on my part! The tea reminds me of the green tea served at sushi restaurants, so it brings back alot of great memories of eating my favortie food! As soon as i finished the sample i went and bout another 100g!

As much as i love this tea i do find that the smell is a little nauseating, but well worth the taste after brewing!

Flavors: Nutty, Smooth

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 5 g 16 OZ / 473 ML

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95
17 tasting notes

Reminds me of the type of tea they serve at sushi restaurants.Still very good, just a little generic. Very toasty,warm and familiar.

Flavors: Toast, Toasted, Toasted Rice, Toasty

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp
alex-eb

May I suggest TenRen’s version of this tea. It is less generic, more toasty without becoming nauseating.

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73
174 tasting notes

Holy Crud! How did I get up to 320+ teas?!?!?!

So I guess someone on our international flight decided to be super sweet and share their cold/flu because my poor hubby has been sick as a dog for the last two days which could be managed with sleep, recouperation and chicken soup except he’s got this insane work thing going on at the moment and he’s walked back into 12 hour days onto of evening networking events… So I’m making him this tea with honey every chance I get which is really helping his scratchy throat and cough a bunch… I never would of thought to mix this with honey but it actually adds a nice touch of sweetness to the delicious toasty popcorn flavor… A favorite of mine and glad it’s helping the hubby cope with evil illness

Teatotaler

Still getting over a horrific cold/flu myself and did some Genmaicha as well. Very soothing for sure. The honey is a brilliant idea – Sounds delicious!

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96
2 tasting notes

Nutty, light flavour! My favourite tea to drink! Very relaxing, and great aroma! Pairs nicely with Chinese food, especially Dim Sum! Very satisfying.

Flavors: Nutty, Popcorn

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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20
62 tasting notes

This one is really not for me. I appreciate the complexity, but I felt as though the rice made it taste vaguely like soup. I normally love green tea, but I couldn’t finish the cup this time. On the plus side, I’m learning more and more all the time. I guess I’ve finally found a type of tea that really does not appeal to me.

Flavors: Chicken Soup, Grass, Rice, Salty

Preparation
2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Fjellrev

Welcome to Steepster! Guess genmaicha isn’t for everyone. :)

M

Thanks! I’m still getting the hang of it all. Genmaicha isn’t my favourite, but I’d be open to trying it again (maybe a different brand?) in the future. I’ve changed my mind before.

Fjellrev

You never know, it may grow on you or you may find a brand whose genmaicha you prefer. And if not, there is so much more out there!

M

That is very true. I’m open to any and all teas, so I don’t doubt I’ll try more genmaicha in the future.

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75
34 tasting notes

Oooh, toasty! This tea is warm and inviting, with subtle green tea notes and a lovely toasted rice/rice cake flavor. Its nice and mellow, the perfect kind of cup for a stormy day (which incidentally, we are having). This is a tea I could drink cup after cup of in one sitting and not be bored or overwhelmed.

Flavors: Green, Rice, Toast, Toasted Rice, Toasty

Preparation
1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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GCTTB2

I feel like I am on the wrong page as there are no other reviews for this one…

I had this one a few days ago and forgot to review it but kept meaning to. It smells like a genmaicha. Seaweedy green tea with a popcorny scent.

The taste is ok. It is a what I would describe as a basic genmaicha. The green tea is strong, not bitter, but I would like it to be a lot smoother than it is. There is a definite popcorn flavour, and distinct from the popcorn there is a buckwheat type flavour as well. I think this tea is missing just a bit of smoothness and sweetness.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 1 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML