Genmaicha Green Tea from Capital Teas


Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Capital Teas

Tea Description:

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!

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

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.


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Anne (aka the Mad Tea Artist) has celebrated her 29th birthday for many years now. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her hubby and her youngest daughter. Her oldest daughter is married and has bestowed Anne with the proud title of "Gramma" and her grandson is about the cutest boy you ever did see.

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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