2015-genmaicha

Genmaicha (Australia) from Blue Hour Tea. . . .

I steeped this at 190 degrees with 1stp tea and 1 cup water for about one minute. (The recommendation was 1-3 minutes, but after one minute it smelled super toasty even from across the room so I figured I’d better drink it before it got strong enough to knock me over.) This tea does interestingly include a bit of matcha in the ingredients despite being a genmaicha, which is a great addition as far as I’m concerned. Also, I’ve never had a tea from Australia before (that I know of), so I was quite excited by this opportunity! Once steeped, the tea was Read More

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S’mores Genmaicha Green Tea from 52Teas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Where to Buy: 52Teas Tea Description: I reblended this tea to fulfill part of our start-up Kickstarter campaign’s add-on offers! This was part of the Genmaicha 3-Tier collection – a yummy blend of Matcha infused Genmaicha green tea and chocolate and marshmallow flavors. I added cacao shells & nibs, mini vegan chocolate chips and marshmallow root to the blend. This is yummy! Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: This gemaicha is a perfect tea for the weather out there today! I’ve battened down the hatches and hunkered down, because the outside world has turned completely white. Read More

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Mango Sticky Rice Green from Ette Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green/Black Where to Buy: Ette Tea Tea Description: Mango Sticky Rice is a blend of genmaicha, black tea, roasted barley, mango dices & candied coconut. Very much inspired by the Thai local dessert, the tea brews like a platter of roasted glutinous rice with the coconut and mango coming in towards the finish on the palette. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: This is the tea that got me interested in Ette tea in the first place! The idea of mango and genmaicha is definitely very, very appealing. Really, any genmaicha with a twist gets me Read More

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Matcha Infused Genmaicha Green Tea 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. Ingredients: 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 Read More

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Marshmallow Treat Genmaicha from 52Teas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Where to Buy:  52Teas Product Description: Had some extra genmaicha (and a little bit of uji (matcha mixed with-) genmaicha that we blended together to create this awesome blend. Unfortunately, we didn’t have enough of anything to make it a tea of the week, so here’s a bonus blend (VERY LIMITED EDITION) for this week. We’ve blended genmaicha (Japanese sencha (I got it before the earthquake, so no worries) blended with toasted rice) with mini marshmallows and natural flavors. This blend is going to go FAST, and we won’t be able to blend any more Read More