First genmaicha I’d ever tasted, to be honest, in Orpington’s tearoom Mystic Brew. Since then I’ve tried other brands, like the Neal’s Yard Tea Emporium brand, but the bancha they used always seemed a bit lacking, a bit too sharp. This one comes out a beautiful green colour rather then the typical gold of green teas, the bancha is light and the rice really adds a kind of fullness to the flavour. Also, it seems to be a bit more hardy against boiling water and less easy to scald than most green tea blends! Always amazing.
This particular Genamaicha Green Tea produced by The Metropolitan Tea Company is a light, quaffable tea with a fresh, vegetative character, tempered by warm bakey notes. The finish is sweet and leaves a pleasant chewy character in the mouth. This flavor profile makes it a natural match when paired with a multitude of foods.