Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Capital Teas
Known as the ‘People’s tea of Japan’ or ‘Popcorn Tea’, Genmaicha is an all day tea. Roasted rice kernels add a slightly toasty and nutty flavor to the tea, resulting in a refreshing and clear liquor tinged with a slightly olive tint. This tea’s aroma has spicy warm hues of roasted rice. Pairs well with sushi and other Japanese food. Wonderful!
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What a lovely Genmaicha from Capital Teas!
I love Genmaicha – I love that toasty rice flavor. It reminds me of the taste of the rice that gets slightly overcooked and caramelized at the bottom of the pan in my rice steamer … its sweet, a little crispy, and just delicious. It’s my favorite part of when I steam rice … getting to enjoy that little bit of caramelized rice.
This tea captures that flavor perfectly, and combines it with the sweet, vegetal taste of Japanese green tea. The result is a flavor that is toasty and warm, cozy and delicious. Something you want to curl up with on a cold day and just sip … but also something that is tasty and uplifting on a warm afternoon. (I love Genmaicha iced too!)
This is a very straightforward Genmaicha from Capital Teas … it’s exactly what I’d expect from a high quality Genmaicha – lots of sweet, toasted rice flavor, a hint of grassy taste but no bitterness. Just smooth, pleasing flavor. Really a wonderful tea.