Imperial Gyokuro Genmaicha Green Tea from California Tea House is the tea of the moment here at SororiTea Sisters and what a tea moment it IS!
Genmaicha Green Teas fascinate me. There are so many different looks, feels, sniffs, tastes to them eventho they only have 2 ingredients (unless you throw matcha in there then there are 3 ingredients but you know what I mean!) This particular Imperial Gyokuro Genmaicha Green Tea from California Tea House is really somethings special!
The dry aroma isn’t overly powerful. I was kind of surprised at that but didn’t pre-judge it and was rewarded with an AMAZING aroma that was incredible and strong once infused. The post-infusion liquor of this Imperial Gyokuro Genmaicha Green Tea from California Tea House was terrific, too! It was a mellow yellow shade.
Imperial Gyokuro Genmaicha Green Tea from California Tea House was HEAVY on the popped rice and I enjoyed that fact. It infused VERY clean. The texture of the Genmaicha was near broth like. Again, I appreciated it! It was extremely easy sipping, was completely crisp and clean, and didn’t leave a roasted or bitter after-taste. It’s comforting, soothing, and pleasant in EVERY WAY!
I would classify Imperial Gyokuro Genmaicha Green Tea from California Tea House as a daily drinker! YUM!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: California Tea House
Genmaicha tea is a traditional Japanese green tea. It is believed that the development of Genmaicha was by monks in using rice as a filler to save money. This tradition quickly caught on as the blend of toasted rice and green tea (typically Sencha or Bancha) has a very soothing, pleasant flavor.
Jump forward a few thousand years and you find California Tea House’s gourmet, Imperial Gyokuro Genmaicha. You’ll find our twist on Genmaicha to be an amazing upgrade to this tradition as we spared no expense in creating the finest Genmaicha on the market. Instead of Sencha we use Imperial Gyokuro green tea to provide a very clean, crisp green tea flavor without the bitterness. Also, we use sticky rice as the base of our toasted rice for a slightly sweet and very flavorful, nutty blend. There’s no turning back to old style Genmaicha after you’ve tried this one! Buy our Imperial Gyokuro Genmaicha with our 100% satisfaction guarantee!
Bring your mineral or filtered water to a boil, then let the water settle back down to around 180oF before steeping about 1 heaping teaspoon of tea per cup. Never steep more than 3 or 4 minutes.