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185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 45 sec

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From Zhi Tea

Super high-grade organic Genmai Cha from Japan. An outstanding cup is produced from this perfect combination of lightly roasted, popped brown rice and high-grade green tea leaf.

This handsome blend is rich and almost brothy with a delightful sweetness on top of its nutty character. Very low in caffeine.

Our true Japanese Organic Genmai Cha can be enjoyed throughout the day and through multiple infusions.

AKA Rice Tea, Popcorn Tea

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It has been awhile since I’ve logged. I’ll just try to pick it up as if nothing happened. But it is nice to write about tea again.

I’ve previously tried Genmaicha by Rishi, and Adagio. My liking among them is greatly polarizing. So I decided to try Zhi, being fairly priced and something different. When I first opened the foil, the aroma was that of any Genmaicha, fresh clean crisp greens, melded with the toasted rice. Some subtle floral notes existed as well. To my surprise, (thankfully too,) there was no popcorn pieces in mine. I feel the addition of the popcorn pieces lacks authenticity, and adds a unnecessary subtle oily taste meant to add complexity over the leaves. I find that this is more appropriately done with the rice.

I brewed this in my 12 oz. red clay Tokoname kyusu for two of my friends. I only got a sip of the cup, but it seems well rounded. A decent Gemaicha has tamed grass notes in it’s taste, heavy aroma with the rice, and finishes in the classic Japanese green bittersweet, leaving a pleasant roasted aftertaste.

The leaves opened well, and appeared to be quite whole for a Japanese green. On a trivial note, I always think of little maggots, when I see the roasted rice! XP It’s just something I can’t help but think about.

I will definitely ad another tasting note, with more depth.

185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 45 sec

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I love the brothiness and nuttiness that you get from the brown rice. It pairs well with the grassiness of the green tea.

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I love this tea for its nutty flavor. The sencha is only enhanced by the brown rice to give it a more complex taste.

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