Organic Matcha Iri Genmaicha

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Green Tea
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Flavors
Rice, Popcorn, Toasty
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170 °F / 76 °C 1 min, 0 sec 4 oz / 118 ml

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  • “I really needed this tea today. Thankfully, I received this in a recent swap with CWarren… With that said, I’ve always liked Genmaicha. There’s that rice crackers wrapped in seaweed flavor—which...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I’ve never been a fan of genmaicha but then this tea came along and changed everything. This is a warm and toasty tea with a smooth buttery body that reminds me of popcorn. The liqueur is a...” Read full tasting note
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From Yuuki-cha

This organic genmaicha, made by our farmer in Kyoto, includes both first harvest organic sencha and matcha. The inclusion of matcha, which is dusted over the brown rice and sencha, helps bring out a mellower flavor, heightens the health benefits, and produces greener infusions. A very healthy cup of tea, and another recommendable type of organic genmaicha!

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I really needed this tea today. Thankfully, I received this in a recent swap with CWarren…

With that said, I’ve always liked Genmaicha. There’s that rice crackers wrapped in seaweed flavor—which was a treat often shared by my Japanese friend who’d bring them over to the States when she visited—therefore, drinking this is nostalgic (https://www.snackinn.com/jfc-nori-maki-arare-rice-crackers-seaweed?gclid=CjwKEAjwgbG5BRDp3oW3qdPiuCwSJAAQmoSD4Zq_Zdr9PyeSqnjngkzJpVQ8N4bPcCF66E7eadd49BoCA5_w_wcB). I enjoy the heaviness of the rice in this, where the sweet rice/nutty flavors jump out; however, the base really is alive in this blend, too. I guess this is the type of tea where I’d opt for this versus eating heavy salted foods.

When I worked at Teavana a while ago, I’d grab Genmaicha before I’d head into the food court. Unfortunately, after drinking Genmaicha, that I felt was “okay,” I grew tired of drinking it. Now this, I could drink often. Perhaps it’s the Matcha that gives it the robust greenness to the tea, or perhaps it’s the large quantity of rice added; whatever it may be, I like it. I could make this a daily drinker, and will consider buying more in the future.

PS. I had a total of 5 steeps with this. I felt that it could’ve gone 6-ish, but I don’t like pushing green tea any further than that. That’s when I have a tendency in burning the leaf.

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Flavors: Rice

Matu

So does the matcha only have an effect on the first steep with these kinds of teas? Just wondering, because I have a sample of a genmaicha with matcha. :)

R.F. Hill

I’d say yes. The first steep definitely had that kick-in-the-face green tea punch. However, the green base is present throughout the tea. I think it just enhances the first initial taste.

R.F. Hill

You’ll also notice that with the first cup, the soup is “Matcha Green.” However, it gets pretty clear after the first steep.

R.F. Hill

Still an enjoyable tea, though! I hope this helps :)

Matu

Neat, thanks :) Japanese greens are still very new to me anyways, and I’ve never actually had matcha, so that’ll probably be a pretty interesting one for me.

R.F. Hill

I’m starting to appreciate green tea now. I think as I age, I start liking flavors that I once found disapproving. However, a majority of these flavors are becoming favorable, as the teas I’ve appreciated before (flavored, mostly) are now less likely to be appreciated as much (yet, there are blends out there that I still enjoy from time to time). Anyway, there will be green teas that may seem “too grassy” or “too seaweed-esq,” but these flavors are what I now look for in a green tea. I still enjoy Chinese greens, which have that roasted/sweet greens/green bean/nutty flavors; however, Japanese greens are starting to be my to-go-to.

Kristal

RF Hill, if you have money to spare, I recommend Mrs. Li’s Dragonwell from Verdant Tea if you like nutty green teas. It was love at first sip for me

R.F. Hill

Well, it looks like I’m going to have to buy some then! Thank you for the suggestion!

Kristal

haha no prob :)!

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Thanks for this one, LuckyMe! I’m drinking this at 8 PM and hoping I won’t regret it—I usually don’t drink 1st steeps this late. LuckyMe’s review on this was spot on. It’s like a roasty (slightly burnt) buttery popcorn. It makes me want to hit up a movie.

I should note that this is my first genmaicha and was excited to try it. It exceded my expectations. Great tea!

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I’ve never been a fan of genmaicha but then this tea came along and changed everything. This is a warm and toasty tea with a smooth buttery body that reminds me of popcorn. The liqueur is a beautiful emerald green thanks to the matcha. It’s not burnt or bitter tasting, a problem I’ve had with genmaicha in the past. Changing the way I steep is part of the reason why I’ve come to enjoy it more now.

Most directions tell you to brew genmaicha at hotter temperature than usual for green tea, around 185 F. Personally, I find genmaicha bitter if steeped higher than 175. The best results with this tea came when I steeped it unlidded at 170 for 1 minute. This results in a pleasant nuttiness without the harsh roasted taste and no astringency. I feel the matcha helps take the edge off the roast and gives it a fuller body.

This is a comforting tea to drink for those cold winter days and makes a fabulous iced tea in the summer.

Flavors: Popcorn, Toasty

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 1 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 4 OZ / 118 ML
Zennenn

Gosh, popcorn flavors sounds great in a genmaicha.

LuckyMe

Low temp steeping is key to turning genmaicha from burnt rice to popcorn :-)

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