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!