Organic Genmaicha with Matcha

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190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 15 sec 11 oz / 315 ml

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This is the organic version of one of our most popular teas. Body-friendly organic Genmaicha is blended with premium organic Matcha.

Origin: Uji, Kyoto
Harvest: A Blend of 2009 First & Second Harvests
Species: Yabukita

Tasting Profile:
A harmony of a fresh and light matcha taste with nutty organic Genmai.

Den’s Preferred Brewing:
Water: 4oz boiled
Leaves: 2 grams or 1 rounded teaspoon
Steep: 30 sec
2nd Cup: Water boiled; Steep 15 sec

For a cup of Iced Tea: Put 50% more tea leaves into a teapot. Steep as directed for hot tea. Once you brew it, put ice into the cup to lock in the aroma.

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135 tasting notes

Sipdown! Bye bye bubby! You were a good friend. I’m lucky that you’re sold close by and for not-so-much-money!

Daisy Chubb

genmaicha is such an honest, good companion!

Erin Hurley

Exactly! I’ll have to find time to pick up more soon.

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280 tasting notes

This has been on my ‘to try’ list for a while, and what’s great is the fact that a local cafe carries it! So I can try it without having to get a full 2oz.

My taste buds aren’t working too well, as I have a bit of a cold, but this is awesome.
I think Den’s Tea should not only label their Organic Sencha and Genmaicha as “Organic” but also as a higher quality version of each. I’ve found the Organic Sencha to be excellent; one I could easily drink every day. This Organic Genmaicha is very similar. Yes, it is $3 more or so for 2oz compared to the non-organic version, but I think it would be worth it.

Even though my tastebuds (well I should say, my nose, I can’t smell much of anything) aren’t working properly, the sencha is fruity and delicious. I’ve found that genmaicha, especially with matcha, usually hides the sencha/bancha base, but not this one. It nicely balanced and the best genmaicha (w/ matcha) that I’ve had thus far.

The next time I’m looking for genmaicha, this will be on my shopping list.

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612 tasting notes

Man this is tasty. Brewing it smells like popcorn, no surprise there, and I love how vibrantly green it is in the cup! It tastes delicious, like a toasty, buttery snack with a fresh-veggies element from the green tea. Yum! No bitterness nor any of that overt grassiness that tends to keep me away from green teas. I also like that it doesn’t require a finicky brewing temp (my thermometer method is clunky). I could easily see this becoming an afternoon “snack”.

205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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18 tasting notes

This tea doesn’t have what I look for in a Genmaicha, which is the rich flavor of the roasted rice. Don’t get me wrong, as a tea, this is good stuff. It has a rich flavor with just a hint of sweetness. But I’m still looking for my favorite Genmaicha.

Note that I made the tea both according to the instructions on the website (1 rounded teaspoon per 4 oz at boiling) and also my preferred way (1 teaspoon per 8 oz at 165) and both tasted good. But it’s the flavor of the roasted rice that I’m looking for and didn’t find.

Flavors: Green, Sweet

165 °F / 73 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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218 tasting notes

Last night I finally got around to try one of the samples that I got from the awesome Den’s Tea starter sampler pack (for $3!).

It was tasty and totally what I expected from this: green greenery, roasty roastiness. How eloquent. But you know what I mean, right? ;D Perhaps I thought I would taste more matcha in it but it wasn’t very noticeable. The roasted rice pieces were pretty big in size and they tasted delicious as a part of this concoction.

I like genmaichas a lot but the thing about them is that they are pretty sameyish no matter from where they are. In that case, having it with a few specks of matcha, might be a nice twist that adds a bit of grassiness to the taste as well as uber-cool neon green to the color of the steep. Nice!

175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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4 tasting notes

This tasted weak to me. No matter how I brewed it, there was just not enough flavor.

Flavors: Grass

Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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