Obubu Tea: Genmaicha Brown Rice Tea

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Green Tea
Nutty, Roasted, Sweet, Warm Grass, Toasted Rice, Toasty, Vegetal
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175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 12 oz / 350 ml

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Made with a little bit of luxury, Obubu’s Genmaicha (玄米茶) or Brown Rice Tea is made with 100% Japanese-grown sweet mochi rice combined with our Yanagi Bancha. The strong, sweet flavor of the roasted brown fills the air as the tea steeps and mixes with the sweetness and bitterness of the sencha to produce a delicious and natural tea.

Approximate Ratio: 55% green tea, 45% toasted rice.

Steeping Method

Tea: 5 grams
Time: 60 seconds
Water temperature: 95-100C/195-212F degrees
Water amount: 200 ml

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New month, new sipdown prompt list! Using this tea for “a cupboard staple.”

I find it hard to go wrong with any genmaicha, but I particularly like this one from Kyoto Obubu Tea Farm (purchased through Yunomi). I find I prefer the more “traditional” genmaicha used with bancha instead of sencha, and this tea has lovely large, full bancha leaves. The flavor is a fresh, spring-like vegetal grassiness, with that lovely roasty, toasty, nutty flavor from the genmai. The proportions are good too; every scoop gives an ample amount of both tea leaves and genmai for a very even flavor.

This is a tea I find hits my tastes any time of the year. The green tea evokes the fresh, grassy warmer weather, and the satisfying warm roastiness of the rice makes it comforting in cooler weather. On a very rainy spring day like today, it really hits the spot.

Flavors: Nutty, Roasted, Sweet, Warm Grass, Toasted Rice, Toasty, Vegetal

175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 350 ML

Yep, genmaicha is definitely one of my cupboard staples. It’s one of the teas that made me grateful I started drinking tea. :D

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