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Genmai-Cha Brown Rice Tea With Matcha

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180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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  • “I received this as a sample with one of my shipments from Maeda-en. The smell is unmistakably Genmaicha. I love that toasted rice aroma. Delicious roasted, nutty flavor of Genmaicha. ...” Read full tasting note
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    LiberTEAS 4231 tasting notes
  • “Another tea sachet from the work stash. Since I'm not at home I'm not entirely sure whether this is a sip down or not. I know I have some Maeda-en teas at home but I'm not sure whether this is one...” Read full tasting note
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  • “A soothing genmai-cha. Very mild green tea flavor, this is very nutty and popcorny and is sitting well with me on this foggy afternoon. I can't say I'm thrilled or excited by it but does anyone get...” Read full tasting note
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From Maeda-en

Genmai-cha was invented in Kyoto in the 1920’s and become popular once a Cha-sho (Tea Dealer) in Osaka modified the tea to its modern method of mixing roasted brown rice. Often referred to as popcorn tea, Genmai-cha exhibits a malty, nutty flavor profile.
Maeda-en’s Blender’s Genmai-cha is made of Sen-cha leaves and a mixture of roasted & popped brown rice, which is then tossed in Matcha. This extra savory, extra delicious tea is a treat in itself.

For a great cup, infuse a heaping tablespoon of leaves in a cup of almost-boiling water for a minute. Enjoy the toasty aroma that this tea is known for, and savor.

About Maeda-en View company

Maeda-En has been in business for the last 25 years as an importer, manufacturer and wholesaler of green tea & green tea desserts. Our Japanese grown, fresh quality green teas are shipped directly from our production factory in Japan to the states and then world-wide.

4 Tasting Notes

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I received this as a sample with one of my shipments from Maeda-en.

The smell is unmistakably Genmaicha. I love that toasted rice aroma.

Delicious roasted, nutty flavor of Genmaicha. Sweet tasting! The matcha adds a little bit of sweet to it as well.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 0 sec
gmathis

The first time my husband and I tasted Genmaicha, we called it Rice Krispie tea … can’t help but listen for the snap/crackle/pop any time I taste it.

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Another tea sachet from the work stash. Since I’m not at home I’m not entirely sure whether this is a sip down or not. I know I have some Maeda-en teas at home but I’m not sure whether this is one of them. Now, if I had a spreadsheet like some of you very organized people I would not have this problem. Oh well.

I hope this isn’t a sipdown because I’m enjoying this. It’s roasty toasty ricey in aroma and even moreso in flavor. The liquor is a greenish yellow. The toasty rice is the main event, but the tea is sweet, not at all bitter, and plays a nice supporting role.

The flavor of genmai-cha always reminds me of popcorn even though it probably should remind me of puffed rice cakes. I’m thinking it would be a good accompaniment to a movie night at home.

ETA: Apparently I did not order this in quantity, so this is sipdown no. 35 of 2014.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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A soothing genmai-cha. Very mild green tea flavor, this is very nutty and popcorny and is sitting well with me on this foggy afternoon. I can’t say I’m thrilled or excited by it but does anyone get that feeling with genmai-cha? There is matcha powder in here along with sencha… It works for me. :)

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C
ScottTeaMan

What Feeling??….A thrilling feeling

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