Let me start by saying I’m not sure this is the right listing for this. I know it’s Yunomi and I know it’s Genmaicha. That’s all I know. Anyway, I guess I never reviewed this, even though I’ve been drinking it for a month and a half now.
I really can’t give distinct brewing parameters on this one because I brewed it with 5g for 1.5 minutes in 16 oz of water, and it was way too weak, so I stuffed about another two scoops of tea in and brewed it for another 45 seconds and it was much better.
Taste is… wonderful. I’ve been drinking this for awhile now so I can’t give you my first thoughts on it but my ongoing thoughs are that it is a nice balance between green tea vegetal and brown rice toasty. Just the perfect combination. It tastes like a green tea rice cake, If I would have to label the flavor. There is definite seaweed flavor to this, but that fine with me because I love seaweed. I would make seaweed salads if I knew where to get it! I’m also getting, as I said, that roasted flavor that tastes a bit like toasted bread. That’s pretty much the extent of this tea – seaweed and toast. It sounds like it would be disgusting but I adore it. For me, this is a great tea. I will recommend it however, knowing that many others might not go for it like I do. And that’s fine. To each their own.
But I love it. :)
Flavors: Brown Toast, Roasted, Seaweed, Vegetal