The weather is gloomy and my sinus infection is going in full swing! Today calls for a tea that makes you relax and enjoy the moment.
When I first started drinking and experimenting with loose leaf tea, California Tea House was one of the first places I made an order. I can’t remember exactly what I ordered but I can remember being so confused on how to brew each variety and wondering if I would ever learn how to brew loose leaf.
Now 10 years later, I yet again have the opportunity to try their teas. And this time, I do know how to properly steep and enjoy.
California Tea House offers a clear and easy to maneuver site that I just love. If you are looking for a certain tea, it is very easy to locate that variety and see what they have to offer. The pictures are wonderfully laid out and just the overall experience from using their site is great.
Ok, it is time to chat about this tea. Genmaicha teas typically have a smooth buttery feel with a roasted or toasted note. And this offering from California tea House is no different.
A sweet lush buttery smoothness envelopes this tea while there is that welcomed contrast of the toasted note. Well balanced and almost seductive. I love how silky the mouthfeel on this tea is.
A perfect tea to enjoy on this gloomy cloudy day!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Green Tea
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!