Matcha Genmaicha

Tea type
Green Matcha Blend
Green Tea, Matcha Green Tea
Bitter, Grass, Toasty, Toasted Rice, Butter, Rice
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Bulk, Loose Leaf
Edit tea info Last updated by DAVIDsTEA
Average preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 45 sec 9 oz / 266 ml

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This is one of those happily-ever-after stories. First, some genius came up with the idea of putting roasted brown rice and sencha green tea together to make genmaicha. And then another genius thought, ‘Why not add a little matcha and see what happens?’ Here’s what happens: you get a totally fabulous tea that’s deeper in taste and colour, and higher in antioxidants. Nice!


We love a good classic as much as the next tea lover. But sometimes we like to mix things up a bit. Take this iconic Genmaicha tea – a staple in every Japanese household since World War II. We love its comforting flavours of roasted popped brown rice and green tea so much we decided to supercharge them. How? With a light dusting of energizing matcha for extra body and flavour. Think buttery, lively and delicious. Pop, pop and away!

Ingredients: Organic: Roasted rice, green tea, matcha green tea.

Price: $12.98 per 50g

About DAVIDsTEA View company

DavidsTea is a Canadian specialty tea and tea accessory retailer based in Montreal, Quebec. It is the largest Canadian-based specialty tea boutique in the country, with its first store having opened in 2008.

16 Tasting Notes

54 tasting notes

Not the best Matcha I have tried, but still decent. My main factor was that I just think it was too pricey for the amount given. Definitely better options out there that aren’t as costly.

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81 tasting notes

I had a cup of this tea at the store on 3rd ave in NYC after Zumba class.
It was very relaxing to me and the taste was nice.

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2 tasting notes

When I found Genmaicha Tea, I thought nothing would ever beat it! I love green tea, but the warm and toasty rice pushed my enjoyment way up. Genmaicha was created by Poor Japanese who added the toasted rice to their tea as a filler and to make it less costly. The unique flavour has caught on and it is now enjoyed by people like me! And now, you’ve taken my favourite tea and added matcha to it! If you don’t know, matcha is a fine powder that gives things like mochi and green tea ice cream their flavour! Matcha is high in – well – everything good!! Lots of antioxidents, and high in caffeine content, Matcha is a great energy provider. When you add it to Genmaicha the result is one healthy, warm, comforting, energizing, yummy cup of tea!

180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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130 tasting notes

Slightly bitter grassy flavor. I have had better.

Flavors: Bitter, Grass

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1768 tasting notes

Sipdown 121-2021
I just finished off the matcha genmaicha from the unknown brand that I had as an iced tea, and it was absolutely delicious. Wanting more, I scoured my stash to find another. I’m pretty sure this is the only matcha genmaicha I have left, so decided to finish it off as a cold brew.

It’s relatively old, and I didn’t store it all that well, so I wasn’t expecting much, but it’s still quite nice. Mostly the toasty genmai flavor, with just a touch of grassiness. Unfortunately it’s a bit bitter, especially compared to the impeccably smooth blend I just had (wish I knew what it was, because I would repurchase).

Flavors: Bitter, Grass, Toasty


Matcha goes stale pretty rapidly and can affect the flavor of teas it’s blended with. I always buy regular genmaicha and mix in a little matcha when needed.

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127 tasting notes

Classic. I knew I was going to like this. I don’t think the dusting of matcha did anything to wake me up, though. I’m perpetually tired.

Flavors: Toasted Rice

200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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1792 tasting notes

Oh my goodness, this was delightful iced. Much roastier than expected, as DAVIDs was incredibly generous with the rice in this blend. I’m also appreciating the icing method more and more as opposed to the lazy cold brewing I’ve been doing up until now. Greens easily go bitter when cold brewing, but icing this resulted in zero bitterness, maximum roastiness, with a shot of fresh grassiness from the matcha addition.

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65 tasting notes

I’ve been on a genmaicha kick recently. This is lovely. I just wish I ordered more of it. Two “perfect spoons” or whatever David’s calls the (free!) rose-gold spoon that came with my order seemed to take a big chunk out of the bag!

3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp

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316 tasting notes

Backlogging this one. Ew. I tried this in store as a sample because why not? I wasn’t going to try it otherwise. This is definitely NOT my cup of tea. It tastes like roasted rice and butter. Yuck.

Flavors: Butter, Rice

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15473 tasting notes

Picked this one out to drink for work today,

However unbeknownst to our staff, the National Science Fair competition is occurring in Regina this week and today the non-science related event for out of province attendees/competitors was an evening of shopping at the mall. So, suffice to say we were pretty slammed what with roughly 100 science competition goers coming in for iced cups of teas. I mean, not all at once – but still.

By the time I made it to my tea, it was pretty stone cold. That said, it still tasted really delightful! For steeping, I opted to use our 95 degree tap instead of the 75 degree one and I only steeped for two minutes – a trick I learned from Butiki to get the most roastiness out of the flavour. So yes, this was very smooth and roasty with a bit of sweetness from the green tea, cocoa powder undertones, and even a very faint touch of floral from the infused matcha. Very good!

Friendly reminder that I do not numerically rate DAVIDsTEA blends as I’m currently employed there and it would be an obvious conflict of interest. Any blends you see with numerical ratings were rated prior to my employment there. These reviews are a reflection of my personal thoughts regarding the teas, and not the company’s.

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