Itatsi - Genmaicha Superior

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This Genmaicha is a blend of Fukamushicha (deep-steamed green tea) and Koshihikari (deep roasted nonglutinous rice). Its aroma is intense, full, green and fresh. Thanks to the longer steaming the taste is very sweet and gentle. The brown rice adds to that a roasty, popcorn-like note. Exceptionally delicious!

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#adventageddon Day 10 – 1/5

This is technically the last tea from today’s line up that I had – but I’m currently drinking it so I figured I’d start today’s notes here while it’s fresh in my head. It’s not a bad Genmaicha at all, but it’s certainly much more forward with the green tea in it the blend. That makes sense; the amount of toasted rice in the leaf mix was sparse and the green tea itself was VERY fine. So less toasted rice and more surface area for the green tea? Yeah, it’s gonna have more marine punch.

Flash steeped this one to capitalize on my toasty rice notes and minimize the green tea – boiling water, one minute steep time sharp. I still remember Stacy, from Butiki, teaching me that trick like six years ago and I still use it all the time.

It’s good, nice, comforting, and toasty – but just not the ratio of toastiness I’d prefer. However I think it’s an excellent quality Genmaicha even if I’m a touch meh about the taste for personal taste preferences.


Hmm. I thought green tea would get bitter at a minute boiled. I’ll have to try it sometime.

Roswell Strange

It’s basically a short enough steep time with hot enough water that the brown rice comes out strongly/quickly and the green tea doesn’t have enough time to get bitter enough to outweigh the roastiness of the brown rice.

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