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Dragon Crisp, Genmaicha - Green Tea

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Green Tea, Green Tea Leaves, Popped Rice, Premium Green Teas, Select Green Teas
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
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Edit tea info Last updated by Brett
Average preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 45 sec

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  • “I should begin by telling you that I am an avid wine drinker but drinking wine at 9 am is generally frowned upon, even by me so I recently began exploring the world of teas. With my wine...” Read full tasting note
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From Tribute Tea Company

Dragon Crisp tea was once considered to be the “people’s tea”, because poor people used the rice as filler in their teapots. Eventually, the secret reached the royal family and its popularity took off from there…

Today, Dragon Crisp, or perhaps better known as Genmaicha, is now one of the most widely enjoyed Japanese teas. The toasty, nutty aroma coincides with a sweet Sencha leaf to create a completely unique cup of warming, roasted grains…

Notes: roasted grains, vegetal hints, brown rice

Infusion: 180ºF / 82ºC for 1-2 minutes

Origin: Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan

Names: Genmaicha, Toasted Rice

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I should begin by telling you that I am an avid wine drinker but drinking wine at 9 am is generally frowned upon, even by me so I recently began exploring the world of teas. With my wine “training”, the “nose” ( fragrance ) of the tea is a big deal. In my opinion, the aroma either enhances or detracts from the teas actual flavor. This morning, my toughest decision was which of the new teas I just ordered did I want to taste first? (I love the new “flights” or sampler size packets available from the Tribute Tea Company out of Chicago -so much so that I just received about 14 new teas to try!). Anyway, this morning I opted for a green tea called Dragon Crisp and may I just say, I may not get out of my pajamas today!! . WOW, WOW, WOW, this tea is crazy good!!!! When I tore open the packet, I immediately smelled buttered popcorn or freshly simmered basmati/jasmine rice. It smelled so good that I nibbled on a few pieces to see if my nose was playing tricks on me – it wasn’t. While the aroma may be playful, the taste is pure adult bliss. This tea is a must/will buy again as soon as I finish writing this review. WOW, WOW, WOW.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 45 sec

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