Matcha Infused Genmaicha Green Tea from Aiya


Matcha Infused Genmaicha from Aiya
Matcha Infused Genmaicha from Aiya

Tea Information: 

Leaf Type: Green

Where to Buy: Aiya

Tea Description:

Matcha Infused Genmaicha is a traditional Japanese Sencha blended with toasted brown rice and premium Matcha green tea. The refreshing flavor of Sencha combined with the nutty flavor of toasted brown rice, plus the resilient color and mild sweetness of Matcha make this tea distinctly delightful.


Japanese Green Tea,

Japanese Genmai (toasted brown rice)

Matcha Green Tea


Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

When I got my Matcha Infused Genmaicha Green Tea from Aiya sample in the mail I had to brew it right up! I love Genmaicha but I really love Genmaicha with Matcha! It has been a long time since I had a Genmaicha with Matcha from a new company to try so I was really excited to get a sample of this one, from Aiya, who sources excellent tea.

When I came to the site here to do the review I noticed my sister LiberTeas had just posted her review, which you can see here. I almost decided to wait because generally we don’t do reviews of the same teas back to back, but in this case, I already had my sample steeped up and was happily sipping, so back to back it shall be! It can’t hurt either to see two tasting notes on the same tea one day after another.

This Genmaicha with Matcha is far more vegetal and grassy than others I have tried. Others have had a bit sweeter taste. No one can deny the quality of this tea, although I am rather used to the sweetness I have found in others, this is a really excellent cup.

There is an abundant amount of genmai (rice), and while my sister did not get much loose powder from excess matcha in her cup, I did, especially on the first steep. However, like my sister, I also did not see any cloudiness, and the cup was remarkably clear.

The scent of the tea filled the entire house, not just my kitchen, and my daughter remarked how good it smelled, like puffed rice cereal, which I love.

The notes I detect are of grassiness, nuttiness, and rice. There is a creaminess to the mouthfeel as well.

The sencha, crisp and lively, is one of the better sencha I have tasted.

I found this cup extremely relaxing and soothing.

Organic Genmai Matcha Powder from

Tea Type: Matcha (Green Tea)

Where To Buy:

Product Description:


Price: $10
Organic Genmai Matcha green tea powder is the combination of finely ground organic whole leaf Sencha tea leaves, organic Genmai (toasted brown rice) and organic Matcha (high-quality tea leaf powder). It has the same outstanding taste as our Organic Genmai Matcha loose leaf tea. Organic Genmai Matcha green tea powder has been produced according to the strict guidelines of the JAS (Japan Agricultural Standard) and is certified organic.

  • 40 grams (1.4 ounces)
  • Makes 40 100 ml servings of tea
  • Instructions: Add approximately one gram of powder to 100 ml of water and stir. A measuring spoon is included.

Please Note: Organic Genmai Matcha green tea powder dissolves immediately in hot or cold water with very light stirring. In cold water you may notice small beads of undissolved powder at the top, which are not bitter tasting and very healthy. If not consumed right away, some of the powder will settle to the bottom or your cup, so simply stir again if desired.

Tasters Review:

The very first time I tried this terrific matcha – I immediately thought of Veggie Booty.  What IS Veggie Booty?  It’s only the BEST puffed rice/corn you’ll ever taste in your life!

  • Baked puffed rice & corn
  • Spinach, kale, broccoli, cabbage, parsley

In a nutshell these are the things that make Veggie Booty great!  To find out more about Veggie Booty go here.  As for how this all connects to this specific tea…here goes!  This matcha smells like veggies and popcorn.  The aroma and the taste BOTH remind me of Veggie Booty…one of my all-time favorite snacks!  Now…if you are looking at the ingredients and comparison and scratching your head – don’t knock it – ’til you try it!  Just think buttery popcorn and veggies – more specifically leafy greens.  Add a smooth finish and aftertaste and there you have it!  Organic Ganmai Matcha Powder!  This really is a wonderful tasting matcha!