Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Tealet
Genmaicha is one of Japan’s most well-known green tea outside sencha. Translated to Brown Rice Tea it is literally green tea, Yanagi Bancha, with 100% Japanese-grown sweet mocha rice. The roasted brown rice will remind you of the rich and sweet flavor of popcorn. This brings a nuttiness to the sweet and bitter of the sencha. This is a great introduction to the diverse world of Japanese green tea.
The sweetness and warmth of Genmaicha is best shared with loved ones on a chilly day. All palates can find something to love in this nutty tea.
Learn more about this tea here.
Genmaicha is one of my favorite teas to sip when it’s chilly outside. There is just something so warm and comforting about the roasty-toasty flavor of Genmaicha. This Genmaicha Green Tea from Tealet is a wonderful offering … brought to Tealet from the Obubu Plantation in Kyoto, Japan.
The toasted rice flavors have a slightly caramelized flavor to them – warm and roasted. There are also notes to this tea that remind me of freshly popped popcorn – hold the butter! I think that is what differentiates this Genmaicha from others that I’ve tried … there is less of that buttery undertone to the green tea … instead, I find this green tea to be more of a savory tasting tea. That doesn’t make it better or worse … just different, and I really like it when I find something that is just a little different from the rest.
What I like best about this Genmaicha is it’s overall lightness. There is a crispness to this cup that is very refreshing. It also appeals to me because it is both sweet and savory. This would be an excellent Genmaicha for someone who wants something a little less sweet … a little more balanced! As for me, I think it’s absolutely lovely!
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!