The components of this tea are very small compared to other Genmaicha I’ve had. The fragrance is clean and aqueous; think of cucumber or watermelon rind.
Once prepared, the aroma of toasty-goodness fills the room. Genmaicha always makes my mouth water. This one sets up as a nice honey color and the flavor of the toasted rice predominates over the green tea base.
I prefer a little more of a green tea profile. One of my favorite teas is Ryokucha by Samovar. However, that one also has Matcha powder which I believe technically makes it a Maccha-iri genmaicha? For a true Genmaicha, I’m thinking this is quite good.