Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Den’s Tea
Our Organic Genmaicha is a made from organic Bancha and organic roasted rice. It is body-friendly and an ideal beverage for a Macrobiotic diet.
Learn more about this tea here.
For the most part, I find green tea to be light and refreshing teas … sort of what I would refer to as “cool” kind of teas, not so much as a warm or warming tea. Of course, there are some exceptions to that, and Genmaicha is definitely one of the exceptions. The warm, toasty flavor of the roasted rice in the foreground gives it a very warming taste and a comforting feel.
This Organic Genmaicha is a lovely Genmaicha. Even though it does have that warm flavor to it, it also has a very fresh and lively flavor in the background from the green tea and I like that the sweet rice flavor does not overpower the light, vibrant taste of the green tea. It is not a grassy green tea, with very slight vegetative tones but mostly what I taste is just an overall freshness. Not particularly “green” or “grassy” or even “vegetable” … but more of a fresh taste that speaks of these things without being a strong, obvious presence.
This tea represents the second of the three teas that I received in my Steepster Select December box: Steep for Japan. And I think that this tea is an excellent choice to represent one of the best teas that Japan has to offer. Sweet, warm yet light and crisp. Delicious!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!
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