I have only had genmaicha once or twice. One was a flavored version by Nina’s called Nina’s Japon and it was excellent. I think I had one other that was bagged and I didn’t care for it.
I made this one a bit strong simply because there s a little more leaf than needed but not enough for another serving. Four of us drank it. Two didn’t like it, one said it was okay, and I really enjoyed it – quite a bit.
Maybe it was because I overleafed, but the aroma was pure burnt popcorn kernels. The tea was sweet and smooth’ though, and I loved the roastiness.
Really good stuff and a bit of a departure from what I usually drink so it was a nice switch up. Steeped a rounded tablespoon in 20 ounces water at 175F for three minutes.