Japan Genmaicha

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Calculated from 18 Ratings
Tea type
Green Tea
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Toasted Rice, Baked Bread, Dry Grass, Nutty, Rice, Roasted, Rye, Grass
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Typical Preparation
Use 18 oz / 544 ml of water
Set water temperature to 185 °F / 85 °C
Use 7 g of tea
Steep for 1 min, 30 sec
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“I want to not like this tea. Firstly, its green. I don’t like green teas. Secondly, it has mouse turds in it. Ok, its really toasted rice, but I looked first, and read second. But on a cold,...” Read full tasting note
“Roasty toasty goodness. Anyone who has roasted nuts in the oven, this tea has that taste. I got this iced at my local TG shop. A little sencha astringency. I think this is as good as SpecialTea’s...” Read full tasting note
“One of the worst Genmaichas I tried. Very grassy and vegetal, with little to no rice flavor. Increased water temperature / steep time only brings out more grassiness and does nothing to improve the...” Read full tasting note
“This is my first time having the Genmaicha. After having many Japanese teas, I finally decided to give it a try. The story of how it started reminds me a lot of the legend of the Lapsang Souchong...” Read full tasting note


No inferior tea here—our Genmaicha is made with high quality Sencha, and of course, the famous toasted rice. Originally a frugal and clever way to extend the household tea supply until the following spring, this invention of the less fortunate became a smashing success. The brisk vegetal sweetness of Sencha harmonizes wonderfully with the starchy flavor of toasted rice.


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