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195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 15 sec

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From The Persimmon Tree Tea Company

Genmaicha green tea, also known as “poor man’s tea” is an earthy infusion of freshly-picked organic loose-leaf sencha tossed with toasted rice kernels. Fit for any occasion, Genmai Cha tea is a good choice for bold flavor.

The health benefits of Genmai cha tea are endless, making it a great beverage to drink daily as part of a healthy lifestyle.

As part of the green tea family, Genmai green tea with its anti-oxidizing properties can help in the following ways:

Countering fatigue, laziness, sleepiness and lack of energy
Improving blood circulation
Boosting immunity
Toning muscles and skin (anti-aging)
Eliminating toxins from the body
Reducing chances of cancer
Reducing cholesterol
Increasing cardiac and arterial health
Reducing blood-glucose levels (good for diabetics)
Aiding weight loss (enhancing the rate of metabolism)
Boosting stamina and endurance

Steeping loose leaf tea is easy. Simply spoon 1-2 tsp of desired tea into a tea filter or infuser. Heat fresh, filtered water to a rolling boil and leave to cool just a little.

Pour water over tea and steep. Refer to individual tea information (above) for recommended temperature and brewing time.

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I got this as a sample from The Persimmon Tree Tea. I LOVE genmaicha! This is a really nice one. Its roasty and toasty and really forgiving!
I knew I was using too hot of water temp but I was too impatient to wait for it to cool down so just used the 195 degree water out of my Zojiroushi. (sp?) letting it steep for a good 5 minutes. I really need a nap and am in one of those moods where if I over steeped or didn’t get the water temp right so be it. Surprisingly this turned out really nice!
It does not taste over steeped or as if I burnt it!
Thank you genmaicha for being so kind today!
VERY yummy!

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Muchos gracias to Azzrian for this delightful Genmaicha!
I don’t often make it at home because I often end up having some when I go out for sushi, but then when I do, I always remember how much better it is when made with fresh loose leaves and rice!
This is so warm and comforting and just like a big hug or chicken soup. The roasty toasty rice aspect really reaches down to that happy tea place, and then I am hit with a sweet finish that takes me by surprise every time.
I’m on my second steep now and I think it’s better than the first. Really enjoying this cuppa. Is it sweeter somehow? I think it is! Now I am wondering if I added sugar and forgot, but I really don’t think I did. If this is naturally sweet, it is darn good!
Anyhow, thanks again Azzrian for the “hug”!

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Thank you Yappychappy! I was craving a genmaicha and I looked in my sample drawer and BAM! there was a genmaicha sample. I steeped this in my little robot strainer. It’s my favorite :D But doesn’t really get the job done.. So it’ll go back to being part of the decor on the tea desk. ANYWAYS.. this is a nice genmaicha. Green and toasty.
Thanks again!

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My humans are a bit nutty over gen mai cha, so they loved this one, of course. They lay out why with some neat photos here: http://lyt-tea-reviews.blogspot.com/2011/03/review-persimmon-tree-teas-genmaicha.html

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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I am really enjoying the two genmaicha’s I’ve tried. This one is more mild than the one from Den’s Tea, but equally enjoyable.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec

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I haven’t really been big on green tea, but a few weeks ago in a swap, Albertocanfly sent me a tea bag of Genmaicha tea. Didn’t think I’d like it at all, but it was so different that I kinda fell in love with it. Ever since I’ve been trying to find who has the best Genmaicha out there. This is the third Genmaicha I’m trying now.
The sample size of this might be one of the reasons why this tea doesn’t smell much. The sample is maybe a few teaspoons, so pretty small. But even when this steeped it didn’t smell really. The flavor is mostly just green tea that’s slightly roasty. Barely a popcorn flavor like in the other two I’ve tried.
So this one is clearly not the best Genmaicha in my book.
The search continues!

Cameron B.

http://www.denstea.com/bnew-to-dens-teab-3-green-tea-sampler-for-novices-c-377_386.html

You should get this if you haven’t already. It’s $3 (with free shipping) and comes with samples of like 4 different green teas, one of which is a genmaicha that is very tasty. It also has houjicha, which is very roasty tasting.

Ost

I didn’t actually know it was free shipping! :O I will get that nowww. Thanks! :D

Cameron B.

Yeah plus it comes with a coupon code for $3 off your next order of $15 or more, so it’s effectively free if you end up liking the teas. :D

Ost

Awesome! :D Thanks for the heads up! You’re helping me save a lot of money xD First with WP and now this. You’re awesome! Thanks!

Cameron B.

I’ve been on a huge sample kick. I have like seven things coming in the mail, lol. Out of curiosity, what brand was the genmaicha that you first tried and loved?

Ost

Holy Shanghai. Where all did you order from??
I have no idea what brand it was. I guess *Albertocanfly*’s dad got it in Japan or something, so it’s all in a different language. xD Nothing from here I am sure haha

Cameron B.

I have samples coming from Nina’s, Yunomi, TeaVivre, Green Terrace Teas, and Harney & Sons. And I’m still waiting on my mugs that I bought from David’s which just shipped even though I bought them over a week ago… And I just bought an ounce of Nutmeg Cream from Butiki that was apparently being held for someone so I got it for $5. Lots of mail!

Ost

Nice! :D Can’t wait to see all your tasting notes (:

madametj

Have you tried making your own? Its really easy. I make mine with green rooibos :)

Ost

I’ve never tried that. I’m not too good with making things. xD Does it take long?

Cameron B.

madametj, do you mean buying the genmai and adding it to tea or do you mean making your own genmai?

albertocanfly

Tehehe, glad I could get you into trying the Genmaichas :D so yummy:D

Ost

I still can’t believe you took a chance on sending me a GREEN tea. And I especially can’t believe that I LIKED it, albertocanfly! XD

madametj

No, it’s really fast! :P You just take a frying pan/skillet, heat it up, pour some (freshly washed, towel dried but still slightly damp) rice in it and keep moving the rice around the skillet until it turns into a toasty brown color(some of them will pop like popcorn, that’s normal). Then you mix the toasted rice 50/50 (or the ratio you like) with plain green tea. I use green rooibos instead of green tea because it’s caffeine free :P Hope that answers your question as well Cameron.

madametj

When you do it that way it’s sooo affordable.

albertocanfly

Tehehe, I just packaged you up a sample of a green tea from Adagio… green and Adagio… a double whammy for you.. but hey, worth a shot:P haha.

madametj I had no idea that it was so easy! How awesome.. now I must acquire some brown rice and green rooibos..:P

Ost

Hey, well now that you surprised me with the genmaicha I will try pretty much anything else ya send. Haha you broke me down with that one, albertocanfly!

madametj that sounds really good! I will have to look into that…I have never been one to make anything really, but that sounds like it would be worth it. Thanks! :D

madametj

No prob!

Mandy

Oh wow Madametj thanks! Tried it just now and it was a total success. So cool!

madametj

Glad it worked for you! :)

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Another yummy tea from The Great Canadian Travelling Tea box round 1. I had this tea on April 30th/2014 as well !

Dry leaf: Genmaichas are just so visually appealing to me. I love the contrast in colors and textures in this tea. In this genmaicha, the leaves are sencha tea nestled with the beautiful roasted rice. It was very picturesque and I enjoyed taking photographs of this tea to capture its beauty. The leaves smell nice and sweet, as well as grassy, rich, and nutty. I really loved the myriad of scents in this tea.

Steeped: When pouring the water over these leaves I got a really nice roasted grassy smell. The water itself was a nice, light yellowy/green-y color. The 1st steep was nice and light with subtle flavors of grass.

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