Matcha Black Soybean Rice Tea

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Green Herbal Blend
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Earth, Grass
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195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 30 sec 16 oz / 473 ml

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  • “Thanks to *Indigobloom* for a sample of this interesting-sounding tea! Yeah, so I probably shouldn't be drinking this one at night. At least I kept myself from brewing up a couple mates that I...” Read full tasting note
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    kittenna 2246 tasting notes
  • “My first Lupicia tea!!! A girlfriend of mine went to Japan visiting family and brought back a small tin of this for me. She's a good friend :) I received the gift last night and indulged in it...” Read full tasting note
    indigobloom 1309 tasting notes
  • “This is one of the samples I got got indigobloom. I had it the other night, so this is a bit of a backlog. I used the whole sample, but perhaps maybe I shouldn't have. It was a strong genmai cha...” Read full tasting note
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    heathermartin 604 tasting notes
  • “There have been a lot of sick people around me, primarily because it's that time of the year for midterms. I felt like drinking something healthy aka grassy tasting so I steeped a pot of this. I...” Read full tasting note
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    Egnirys 121 tasting notes

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A genmaicha (rice tea) blended with black beans and matcha to promote health.

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2246 tasting notes

Thanks to Indigobloom for a sample of this interesting-sounding tea!

Yeah, so I probably shouldn’t be drinking this one at night. At least I kept myself from brewing up a couple mates that I have sitting in my “Drink Me!” pile! I was just so determined to try this one, though, that I didn’t care.

Anyhow, this one tastes much like a genmaicha, but I am definitely noticing the soybean. it’s coming in as a familiar flavour, that of roasted soybeans I’ve had as a snack. It adds a bit of additional… thickness/weight to the tea, which would otherwise be fairly light and toasty. It’s also adding a bit of a weird bitter flavour that I can’t say I’m terribly keen on. I can’t really taste the matcha in here (I don’t imagine it’s a terribly strong flavour, as there wouldn’t have been too much of it).

Although this is definitely an interesting tea that I am glad to have tried, I have to say that I prefer standard genmaichas (or genmaimatchas). The soybeans are adding a strange flavour that I just don’t particularly like, although the flavour difference would probably be unnoticeable if this was consumed with a meal (so perhaps I will try that?)

ETA: Bleh, yeah, the soybeans are definitely causing an off-flavour that I don’t care for. Perhaps I’ll try the rest of the tea I have without the soybeans, to make sure that’s the problem. I’m pretty sure it is though; it’s not necessarily an objectionable flavour, but one I don’t really care for.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Fjellrev

Eh, soybean. Not an ingredient I associate with tea. But they tried, I guess.

Indigobloom

It was recommended that I try it with rock sugar. Seemed to help a little!

Kittenna

Yeah, soybean + tea is not a normal combo.

Indigobloom – perhaps I’ll give that a shot if I remember :)

Indigobloom

good luck heh

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My first Lupicia tea!!!
A girlfriend of mine went to Japan visiting family and brought back a small tin of this for me. She’s a good friend :)
I received the gift last night and indulged in it this morning… so eager was I to try it out!
Funny thing though, I find I really need to be in the mood to enjoy a Genmaicha, and I simply wasn’t… sadly! Thus, my tea thirst was left unsatisfied. shrugs
As for the flavours, well I most definitely notice the rice, and the soybean. Not much different than your standard Genmaicha.
There is a strong roasted note, that reminds me of barley, which I suppose is the “bean” and toasted combo. Behind that there is a matcha sortof flavour, but I don’t find it very strong.
One of the other notes mentions adding some sugar, so I think I’ll try it that way as well next time.

Bonnie

Don’t give up girl! My granddaughters ONLY like it with sugar!

MegWesley

That sounds really interesting. Make sure to try it with sugar and tell us how it is then.

TeaBrat

This one had always looked weird to me and I was afraid to try it!

Kittenna

Hmm, if you have enough of this I’m dying of curiousity now!!

Indigobloom

Bonnie: I will try it that way then, for sure! too bad I left it at work…
MegWesley: You can bet I will :)
AmyOh: I remember reading the reviews ages ago and thinking the same!
Krystaleyn: Definitely!!

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This is one of the samples I got got indigobloom. I had it the other night, so this is a bit of a backlog. I used the whole sample, but perhaps maybe I shouldn’t have. It was a strong genmai cha roasty toasty flavour, which isn’t a bad thing…I love genmai cha specifically for those flavours. I could detect a little of the soybean. I had a slightly bitter brew, but it might be due to using all the tea, or not being diligent enough to watch the water temp or time too closely.

This was still a nice tea. It is a nice one to try, and I appreciate the thought to blend this all together.

Indigobloom

aw no, sorry it turned out bitter! :(

Amariel

It wasn’t too bitter. It was still very exceptional. And it was bitter from my fault, not the tea. I still really really appreciate you sending it.

Indigobloom

aw my pleasure Heather! :)

Amariel

Thanks, A!

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121 tasting notes

There have been a lot of sick people around me, primarily because it’s that time of the year for midterms. I felt like drinking something healthy aka grassy tasting so I steeped a pot of this. I need something to wake me up that isn’t black tea, but the toasty flavor may put me to sleep.

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463 tasting notes

1.2 tbsp for 375 ml

Nice roasted flavour. Extra savoury and nutty tinge from the soybeans. Oceanic quality of the green is present but possibly milder when compared to other genmaichas. Mild roasted flavour. Clear/smooth/soup-y mouthfeel.

Thanks Indigobloom for sharing!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Stephanie

Sounds interesting

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7 tasting notes

A very underrated tea in my opinion. Excellent toasty flavor and full body thanks to the matcha. Takes a splash of soy milk very well, which turns the liqueur a beautiful mint-green. You can even eat the beans and rice after brewing (they’re very tasty!)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 1 min, 0 sec
Ricky

How well does the Genmaicha taste show up?

cuteordeath

I’d say you get toasty rice flavor as the forerunner. I’m not sure you even get much flavor from the beans themselves, actually. However, the matcha does give it a richer green tea flavor than one might expect from genmaicha.

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19 tasting notes

Love this tea. It delightful with milk and honey.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 45 sec
Wiseman Tea Co.

I’ve never heard of soy beans in addition to the tea. What type of notes do you recieve from it?

Cofftea

I was eyeing this when I was on their website looking at teaware last nite. I’d never heard of it til then either, but I love teas w/ odd ingredients. I gotta try this one.

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311 tasting notes

This is a decent genmaicha, but I am slightly disappointed that it doesn’t taste as interesting as its name suggests! I can barely taste the black soybean…

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 45 sec

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729 tasting notes

I received this from the most generous ifjuly- thank you so much for sharing.

I don’t really like straight green teas. Genmaicha is not a straight green tea and one that I quite enjoy. This tea has a lot of strange things in it’s name, but really it’s just a nice toasty genmaicha. I have no idea what the black soybean brings to the table. If there is matcha in here, I’m not getting any. Toasty, roasty, rice green tea – that’s what this is and I really like it.

sherapop

Yikes—what a name! I cannot say that I would ever have thought to try this one… ;-)

Dexter

LOL don’t let it scare you – this is just a really nice genmaicha..

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125 tasting notes

I love this tea! Big fan of genmaicha, big fan of matcha. Soybeans add a nutty and sweet flavor that reminds me of a barley tea. Delicious! Good iced too!

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