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Many Genmaichas taste overwhelmingly of toasted rice. Aside from the obvious graininess and perhaps some nuttiness, there isn’t much to say about them. Our Genmaicha is different – it’s a balanced blend of wide, flatly folded bancha leaves and deeply toasted (and, in some cases, popped) rice kernels. The aroma of the leaves goes beyond toasted grain to reveal a light, floral complexity. The brew offers up fragrances of steamed leeks, vegetable gyoza, sushi with avocado, wakame salad (minus the sour tones) and richly nutty scents. Its flavor is a unified front of steamed green tea and toasted brown rice, with no one ingredient overpowering the other. The roasty, almost smoky taste hints at grilled carrots, wood-fire-oven-baked breads and roasted greens. The mouthfeel is dense and oily, and overall the tea is far heavier than most Japanese greens. This richness makes Genmaicha well suited for brunch and lends it to bolder, unconventional pairings, such as Margarita pizza.

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This is tasty!!! Love it!
and that is saying alot for someone who has a meh affair with green tea. Thank you so much to QuiltGuppy for sharing this lovely tea with me.
Out of all the greens I’ve ever had, Genmaicha has always been a fave, well as much as it can be considering my preferences.
In truth, I really prefer corn tea over most GMs but I think I would take this one over a corn tea any day :)
It’s rich and round, nutty and ricey… and has a most pleasing sweet finish.
As I understand it, traditional GM’s used whatever leaf was leftover after the elite took their share, and since there was a limited supply, the rice was added so that it lasted longer. (correct me if I am wrong here! this is hearsay on my end)
Well, this tea… I am sure it uses a high quality leaf. It’s smooth and lacking any of the regular scratchiness I find in most GMs.

I’m on the third steep and it’s only gotten sweeter! Wow. I am in love…

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135 tasting notes

Toasty and tasty! I really do love Genmaicha! It’s one of the very few teas I can drink without sweetener and dairy. (And I think I need that after finishing a sweeter chai. :) )

Note to self: I need to try this iced.

165 °F / 73 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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247 tasting notes

This tea is amazing! I love toasty, rich green teas and this one just blows me away.

First, it smells of toasty goodness and fresh, woodsy green tea. There are small, toasted brown rice kernels scattered throughout and some of them have popped into what looks like tiny popcorn. Very few of these make their way into my cup. I eat them. They are delicious. In fact, I have been known to eat all parts of this tea.

165/1.5 min. The aroma is wonderful. I consider everything about this tea to be a comfort. It smells of toast, and California rolls, and popcorn and campfires all rolled into one. The taste is lovely. It has a roasted green flavor, kind of nutty, kind of woody. It is extraordinary.

165 °F / 73 °C 1 min, 30 sec

I enjoy Genmaicha, I love the story behind it too!

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This is the third sample that Will Work For Tea was so kind to give me!

I finished the last of my final exams today, so I figured I would treat myself with this great tea! The smell of dry leaves is very interesting, I even couldn’t resist eating a small crunchy nut piece :) The smell is a pretty wild mix of sweet nuts, really roasty aroma and green tea.

The taste is very different from the smell. But it still has that really nice roasty taste. And for some reason it reminds me of a cereal from my childhood :)

Overall, I didn’t expect a green tea to turn out so nice in a combination with nuts and roasty taste. I won’t be buying it soon, but it sure will be on my list.

165 °F / 73 °C 1 min, 30 sec

Oh I love Genmaicha! And I too eat the tea lol :)

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This is my third Genmaicha. My first came from the local Asian market (see earlier review), the second was at a local Japanese Habachi establishment. I beamed with pride as I told everyone around the table what was in the tea and it’s mythical origins. QuiltGuppy, my trusted partner in tea sent this to me. From my point of view, the description ATR gives is right on. The other two Genmaicha’s I have tried did overwhelm with the toasted and popped rice. This is a fine balance between the green tea and grain. The sencha is rich and stands up well. In my glass tumbler, the color is bright golden green, very appealing to the eyes. I am impressed, and look forward to this with something off the grill soon.
Thanks AGAIN QG.

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