Sato Matcha Genmaicha

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Matcha Genmaicha is a blend of Japanese green tea and roasted rice coated with Matcha powder. Our Sato Matcha Genmaicha is a custom blend of Uji green tea and premium roasted Niigata brown rice coated with our Uji Matcha. Enjoy its complex aroma and deep nutty and leafy flavor. Yields a deep green colored tea.

This tea is grown exclusively in the Uji region of Japan. The rice is grown exclusively in the Niigata of Japan. There are no preservatives or additives of any kind. Imported directly from Japan to preserve peak freshness.

Imported in small batches to guarantee peak freshness No preservatives, additives, flavorings or sweeteners of any kind. Grown, harvested and processed in Japan

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Smooth is how I would describe this. Many matcha genmaichas cheap out on the matcha and barely cover the tea at all, but this one doesn’t. There’s a nice coating of powder on the leaves and rice. Some of the rice have popped leaving a few popcorn like pieces. Colour comes out green and vibrant really nice overall.

Drinking it, it goes down very smooth. A little bit watery tasting but easy to go down. The main concern I have with this so far is that the rice far outnumbers the tea leaves in this blend. It really looks like i have a 70% rice, 30% tea leaves mix. So what happens is when you want to make some of this stuff, i don’t imagine a teaspoon of this will get you anything so I end up dumping a whole lot in just so i can get a decent amount of tea. Perhaps the tea is actually at the bottom of the bag but I can’t really tell right now, I just scoop from the top.

Other than that, you can tell this is a quality matcha genmaicha tea. There is a sufficient amount of matcha on it. Teanobi claims it has the Uji matcha it sells on this, which costs like $65/100g. So if it really is, then yay. None the less, this tea doesn’t come cheap at $25 + shipping, I paid over $30 for this bag. It really kills the matcha genmaicha I got from davids but it is expensive. To me an absolute perfect matcha genmaicha tea is one with more tea than rice, but I doubt anyone would do that. Rice is cheaper and heavier to put in a mix.

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