NaturaliTea #06: Organic Genmaicha

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Popcorn, Toasted Rice, Astringent, Green, Nutty, Toasty
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Caffeine
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Certification
Organic
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Average preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 15 sec 13 oz / 398 ml

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From Yunomi

Using Japan-grown toasted rice and May-harvested spring ichibancha, this organic genmaicha from the Kinezuka family is a bit of luxury for a reasonable price. Rich in Vitamin B1 as well, we recommend NaturaliTea’s Genmaicha for those with active lifestyles. Recommended steeping: Standard Steeping.

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413 tasting notes

I know it’s only genmaicha but I really love this one. I had previously bought genmaicha dusted with matcha, but the matcha added extra caffeine that I didn’t need at night and made the liquor murky. This is a high quality genmaicha that’s just regular sencha mixed with puffed brown rice and these popcorn looking pieces. Taste is very smooth and clean. Liquor is a clear, yellowish-green color. Good balance of toasty and grass flavors. It gives several tasty infusions and can easily be blended with matcha or plain sencha for some oomph.

Flavors: Popcorn, Toasted Rice

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 1 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 0 OZ / 12 ML
tanluwils

i’ve had this one. It’s an elevated genmaicha.

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I was a little bit worried about this genmaicha because it has something of a burnt smell to it, but none of that translated once I had steeped the tea. It’s a nice blend – toasty and nutty, rounded out by a subtle little astringency from the green tea. It also brews up to a very green liquor; much greener than any other green tea I own. There’s just something so comforting about a good genmaicha.

Flavors: Astringent, Green, Nutty, Popcorn, Toasty

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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736 tasting notes

Got a sample of this tea from the sweet Rie T.!
Another pretty good genmaicha. It’s sweet and toasty. Oh how I do love a good genmaicha! ^^

Cheri

Me too. Probably my favorite kind of tea.

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987 tasting notes

Wow, first tasting note!

I ordered this from Yunomius about 3 months ago, and finally opened the package today. What greeted me was a fairly standard-looking mix of green tea leaves, roasted rice, and popped kernels.

Lately I’ve become a bit wary of genmaichas because I’ve experienced some that taste like burnt popcorn. Luckily, this one is not like that.

The flavour of the rice is there – roasty, a tad salty – but the green tea in this tastes quite fresh and grassy, and slightly astringent. I really liked how much the green tea popped in this one. I should definitely have enough in the sample left for another pot.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 24 OZ / 709 ML

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