Kirara Rice Tea

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Green, Toasted Rice, Popcorn, Toasty, Autumn Leaf Pile, Roasted, Seaweed
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190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 15 sec 11 oz / 315 ml

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Branded rice called “Kirara” is blended in this highly aromatic genmaicha.

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726 tasting notes

The Cookie Lady was nice enough to send me a sample of this tea with her Christmas package I got the other day! I saw a few reviews of it last month and I really wanted to try it. xD I love genmaicha, and I am always eager to try another one.
This one is pretty good. Very popcorn-y. Reminds me A LOT of DavidsTea’s Genmaicha, but minus the actual popcorn pieces.
Don’t think it’s as smooth as Davids’ version though, which is kinda sad. A pretty good genmaicha still though! Glad I got to try it! Thank you, The Cookie Lady!! :D :D

Flavors: Popcorn, Toasty

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2802 tasting notes

Free sample that I got from Lupicia the last time I was at the store. This is a mesh pyramid teabag.

So, it’s a genmaicha… I generally like genmaichas but I can’t say I adore them or crave them very often. This is sweeter than some other varieties I have tried. I am definitely enjoying the savory, nutty flavor of the toasted rice. The green tea is a bit seaweedy and vegetal but overall, fairly mild. This is good stuff! I do have almost a whole package of genmaicha from Maeda-en I need to finish off or pitch it in the New Year… so I won’t be buying any more soon!

195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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499 tasting notes

Generally genmaicha is my favorite tea. I’m wondering if I over steeped this cup though. The marine like flavor is over bering. Every time I take a sip I imagine myself on a dock with lots of fishing boats. Seldovia, AK. There is still that good ole grassy flavor that keeps drawing me back for more sips.

As I sip more the true flavors come out more. I’m on my second steep now and it’s much better. Grassy ricey goodness with a slight seaweed flavor.

Iced 1 min, 15 sec

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972 tasting notes

I needed a nice palate cleansing tea after that artificial disaster I just drank… My tongue still tastes like alcohol, blegh! This sample came from Dexter. The green tea leaves are small and a dark, rich green color, and there is a lot of rice (hooray!). Smells mildly ricey.

Mm, the steeped tea smells very strongly of toasty roasty rice! Yum, the flavor is extremely roasty as well. I can definitely taste more rice than tea, which is actually my preference in genmaicha. The tea itself tastes like dry autumn leaves with a slight seaweed-ish savory element. Yum, thank you genmaicha, for making my tongue happy again!

Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Roasted, Seaweed, Toasted Rice

175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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293 tasting notes

I got this as a sample with a recent purchase from Lupicia. The new fall teas are out in force, and it’s hard to resist the temptation to try all the barley and citrus teas!

This is a pretty good genmaicha with a nice toasted rice flavor. There are quite a lot of rice kernels mixed in with the green tea, which has a typical sencha aroma and taste. It does become slightly bitter after a longer steep, but overall it’s a very pleasantly light tea.

Cameron B.

All the barley teas! :D


They need to tell us when they’re taking down the display so I can make another trip, lol!

Cameron B.

I was considering ordering some online since they’re only $5.50 a piece. I want to try them all before they go away! :P


Once you try the samples hopefully you’ll know whether you like them enough to order more! :)

Cameron B.

Can’t wait! :D

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3234 tasting notes

Sipdown (136/143)!

Thank you VariaTEA for the sample! I did enjoy this one, but I really didn’t find much fancy or special about it other than the name – it was basically a pretty typical Genmaicha, although I thought it leaned just slightly more to than green side than the roasty toasty rice one.

Nonetheless, happy to have tried it – one more Lupicia blend sampled, and one more Genmaicha under my growing belt ;)


Dexter sent this to me and I thought I would pass some along given your efforts to try all the matchas.

Roswell Strange

Well thank you to Dexter as well!

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2388 tasting notes

Thank you Dexter for sharing this with me. It is a good genmaicha – roasty with a little bit of butter and grass from the base. A very pleasant cup, though, there is nothing particularly outstanding that I would go out of my way to stock it. I am glad I got to try it out though so thank you once again :).


Interesting – I like this one…. Can I ask what’s your favorite genmaicha? LOL If there is one out there that is significantly better than this I should be looking for it. ;))


There is not one that I can think of that I like more that is not flavored but to me, most genmaichas are similar with just subtle differences. This one is very good but Lupicia isn’t exactly the most accessible so I don’t think it is unique enough to warrant placing an order just for this. I would maybe add it to an order if I was already making one though.


OK fair enough. I just thought maybe you knew of a SPECTACULAR one that I didn’t know about…. :))


No I don’t but if I find one, I will let you know. Honestly though, I tend to prefer the flavored genmaichas like Japon.


Japon was the first flavored gemaicha I have had and it is delicious, but I also have a special place in my heart for plain genmaichas. I’m always looking for new ones to try.


I LOVE Verdant’s Loashan Black Chocolate Genmaicha – that’s probably my favorite. Plain genmaicha, I too keep looking for one that’s the right balance of toasty roasty to green. I really like genmaicha, but I think in my heart I know that my favorite genmaicha is a hojicha. Or what I’m trying to say is that I think if I’m in the mood for that style – hojicha works better for me…

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704 tasting notes

Mmmm. so roasty and nutty and YUMMY!

This is a great genmaicha!

Thanks for sending this to me Dexter!


:)) I like this one too. The version with black bean is FANTASTIC too.


Oooh, sounds intriguing!

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3 tasting notes

This is the first genmaicha I’ve tried, so I can’t really compare it to much else, but I really liked it. It’s very light and sweet and toasty.

180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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248 tasting notes

This was my freebie tea from Lupicia today. It’s quite yummy, but of course I just adore genmaicha in general.

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