Golden Genmaicha

Tea type
Tea
Ingredients
Hojicha, Popped Rice
Flavors
Burnt Sugar, Caramelized Sugar, Grassy, Marine, Molasses, Nutty, Smooth, Sweet, Tangy, Toasted Rice, Caramel
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Caffeine
Low
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Average preparation
Boiling 5 oz / 140 ml

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  • “Light-bodied, nutty and gently tangy-sweet with comforting notes of toasted rice and things sugary and caramelized with the tiniest hint of burnt bitterness. A grassy-marine midtone can pop...” Read full tasting note
  • “I have Genmaicha blends from Harney & Sons. Golden Genmaicha, Matcha Iri Genmaicha, Duck Rice Genmaicha and Genmaicha. Of the four, I like this one best. Having said that the Hojicha overpowers...” Read full tasting note
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From Harney & Sons

People love genmaicha, that blend of tea and roasted brown rice. So we decided to give you one more choice. This is with Hojicha (roasted tea stems) and roasted brown rice. A very nice blend that is also very low in caffeine.

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Since 1983 Harney & Sons has been the source for fine teas. We travel the globe to find the best teas and accept only the exceptional. We put our years of experience to work to bring you the best Single-Estate teas, and blends beyond compare.

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Light-bodied, nutty and gently tangy-sweet with comforting notes of toasted rice and things sugary and caramelized with the tiniest hint of burnt bitterness. A grassy-marine midtone can pop through. Very easy to drink, though I’d like a more intense dark and roasty flavor from the hojicha. Compliments of Kawaii, it served its purpose well as a nightcap on a rainy eve. Thank you :)

Flavors: Burnt Sugar, Caramelized Sugar, Grassy, Marine, Molasses, Nutty, Smooth, Sweet, Tangy, Toasted Rice

Preparation
Boiling
gmathis

Oooh, nice!

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I have Genmaicha blends from Harney & Sons. Golden Genmaicha, Matcha Iri Genmaicha, Duck Rice Genmaicha and Genmaicha.

Of the four, I like this one best. Having said that the Hojicha overpowers the popped rice taste but it’s still tasty. I prefer writing positive reviews and just rate bad teas. I think that darn message my parents beat into my head is still there… If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say it. lol Not that any of these were bad. This was just my favorite of the four.

I brewed it in a gaiwan 4g, 140ml, at 1 min, 30 sec and then 1min 30 secs. I poured boiling water into a warmed cha hai then quickly transfered the water into the gaiwan so I’m guessing it’s about 203F.

The aroma of the dry tea is roasted, nutty, sunflowery, pleasant. Some coffee notes in the aroma, the roasted smell. The brew is very nice, not bitter (two of the three I mentioned above were bitter so I’ll have to drop the temperature way lower for H&S genmaicha >.<). The liquid was medium brown and had a very mellow taste, smooth, not bitter, nutty. Nice and naturally sweet notes of molasses, burnt sugar, caramel notes.

Flavors: Burnt Sugar, Caramel, Molasses, Nutty, Smooth

Preparation
4 tsp 5 OZ / 140 ML
Cameron B.

Was the Duck Rice one noticeably different from regular genmaicha?

Kawaii433

Cameron B. Yes, it’s more of a richer rice flavor, more smooth, less bitter than their regular genmaicha. I’d buy the duck one over the regular from now on. :) I like it. ^^

Kawaii433

Of the four, my least favorite was their regular Genmaicha. I think I just need to play around with it a bit to find a decent temperature/time maybe.

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