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.
“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.” Read full tasting note
“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.” Read full tasting note
“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...” Read full tasting note
“Slightly bitter grassy flavor. I have had better.” Read full tasting note
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!
NEW (2017) DESCRIPTION:
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
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.
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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!
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
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.
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.