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Genmaicha, also known as popcorn tea, is a specialty Japanese green tea from the Shizuoka Prefecture. Genmaicha is a blend of Japanese sencha and toasted rice. During the firing of the rice, some of the kernels “pop” and look like miniature popcorn kernels, hence the name “popcorn tea”. The fresh vegetative character of the green tea is imparted on the cup but is tempered with the bakey character of the toasted rice. There is a natural sweetness and toasty finish associated with genmaicha that make it a favorite among green tea drinkers.

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As a general rule, I don’t find genmaicha all that impressive. Dunno why, it just doesn’t hit all the right buttons with me. The exception to this is Samovar’s Ryokucha, which yeah, I kind of adore (and am out of right now, which is really horrible). So I wasn’t expecting to get into this gemaicha. But apparently I was wrong. This is actually very tasty and makes me think of my much loved Ryokucha, particularly because it has a similarly milky flavor. This one is a little thinner feeling (no matcha in this one) and perhaps has a bit more toasted rice flavor but it is still remarkably smooth and the flavors mesh really delightfully. Quite a nummy cup! Thanks TeaEqualsBliss!

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Intense POP CORN Scent…even more than most other Genmaicha’s I have tried.

Medium yellow in color post-infusion.
Very much like toasted rice…toasty, ricey, popcorn-eque, not as much green tea flavor as some but more flavor for the ‘popped’ flavors than others.

quite good.

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