This also came as part of my Teavana Japanese green tea set I got over Christmas.

I really like gyokuro as well as genmaicha blends so I thought there was a pretty good chance I’d be into this. I was not disappointed for sure. The gyokuro is very sweet and vegetal while the rice adds a nutty/popcorn-y quality. This is very buttery and brothy as well. Definitely putting a smile upon my face this morning.

I steeped this for two minutes at around 170 F water. When I read the other tasting notes I think that might have been a bit too much. But it is still not bitter at all. For sure my favorite genmaicha to date! Very nice, Teavana!

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