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spaflam

(163 reviews)
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Tea of Inquiry (Loose) from Republic of Tea

Style: Genmaicha – Region: Japan

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
Mar. 14th, 2016

For a genmaicha (which I enjoy in spring/summer) I really love this one - probably my favorite roasted-toasted brown-rice note-filled tea. Even good over ice - and unsweetened for a true grain-filled experience. I actually love this one - but if you are not a Genmaicha lover - you may not want to try this one. More ...

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Brown Rice Tea Genmai-cha (16 ct.) from Yamamotoyama

Style: Genmaicha – Region: Japan

60 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
Mar. 14th, 2016

Super cheap and - if you can get it (try H-Mart or other Asian grocers) it's a good bagged Genmaicha option. Refreshing in summer with a roasty-toasty aroma. Grassy notes - and also a sweetness (I do not get a "Honey Smacks" note).

Can even be OK over ice.

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Genmaicha from Harney and Sons

Style: Genmaicha – Region: Japan

50 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
Mar. 14th, 2016

Roasty-Toasty but not worth the price - there are better (and also worse - see my other Gen Mai Cha reviews) versions available. If you are a Gen mai lover (Roasted rice/grain notes) this is a decent choice but no holy grail. Very nice in summer.

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Gen Mai Cha from Two Leaves Tea

Style: Genmaicha – Region: China

53 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Mar. 14th, 2016

Just OK - and I did not get the "Honey Smacks" note - but there is an odd sweetness to this rice/grain tea. I generally love Gen Mai Cha - but 2 leaves version is just fair. Fortunately it is not too expensive - and I was able to try it at a local coffee/tea shop so now I know not to buy a whole box. Not bad - but t...

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Brytta Sóþword

(276 reviews)
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Tea of Inquiry (Loose) from Republic of Tea

Style: Genmaicha – Region: Japan

70 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Oct. 30th, 2015

I'm not big on genmaichas, but the light baked rice flavor in this one is comforting. It's nice when I'm in the mood for something savory, but not bitter. No spiciness or sweetness, the flavor is uncomplicated in a way that's nice sometimes.

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Total Amateur

(16 reviews)
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Genmai Cha from Adagio Teas

Style: Genmaicha – Region: Japan

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
Oct. 5th, 2015

Nice roasted taste. Before looking up what that popcorn is made of, I thought that it might be some sort of bean because it tastes a bit like some hearty bean. Not bitter at all. Maybe a bit salty. The heartiness and bean flavor almost makes it taste like soup.

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levers

(13 reviews)
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Brown Rice Tea Genmai-cha (16 ct.) from Yamamotoyama

Style: Genmaicha – Region: Japan

83 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
May. 5th, 2015

I buy this in 16 count boxes of well sealed individual pouches from my (more or less) local Asian supermarket. It's amazingly inexpensive, dependable, and it reminds me of Honey Smacks. I get that smacks are puffed wheat instead of rice but tell that to my brain.

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båggå

(6 reviews)
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Genmaicha from Palais des Thés

Style: Genmaicha – Region: Japan

90 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Mar. 9th, 2015

Palais des thes is the best brand I have found for most types of tea. The genmaicha has a quite strong and pleasant taste, and can even endure a long steeping without getting bitter. The taste of the roasted rice gives this tea the added flavour, and you can even eat the rice after (or during!) drinking the tea.

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MimiG

(46 reviews)
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Genmai-cha Green Tea (10 ct.) from Yamamotoyama

Style: Genmaicha – Region: Japan

77 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
Jan. 8th, 2015

I was very intrigued by this tea. I dislike green tea, but this had toasted rice and bits of popcorn in it. It's very interesting-looking, loose. I was really interested in how it tasted.
It smells like popcorn or rice cakes and cooked greens - maybe spinach or kale. Not a bad aroma, but not one I associate with tea....

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Brytta Sóþword

(276 reviews)
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Toasted Rice Green - Gen Mai Cha from Numi Organic Tea

Style: Genmaicha – Region: ?????

67 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Nov. 15th, 2014

Compared to a few similar teas I've had in the past, this is the best so far. The toasted rice flavor is mellow and smooth, and I actually enjoyed it! This isn't my favorite style and I can't see myself craving it often, be it's very drinkable.

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Alex Zorach

(1267 reviews)
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Genmai-Cha (Loose-leaf) from Yamamotoyama

Style: Genmaicha – Region: Japan

70 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
Oct. 26th, 2014

A good genmaicha for a low price, a great everyday tea. Dry leaf has a lot of popped rice kernels in the mix, and has a mild, pleasingly toasty aroma.

Brews up a full-bodied cup with a bold flavor, with a light bitterness, light savory (umami) presence, and slight sourness. The base tea comes through a bit in the ...

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Mariko

(58 reviews)
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Genmai-cha Green Tea (10 ct.) from Yamamotoyama

Style: Genmaicha – Region: Japan

70 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Sep. 27th, 2014

This is not a tea of kings. Genmaicha originates from Japanese peasants using additives to make their sencha last longer--but this particular additive evidently caught on, since it's still consumed today. Though weaker than a typical green tea, this has a hearty, satisfying flavor that seems particularly palatable for ...

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geologyguy

(107 reviews)
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Genmaicha Green Tea Whole Leaf from Ten Ren Tea

Style: Genmaicha – Region: ?????

60 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
Sep. 16th, 2014

very unique smell...must be the rice...flavor is a little lighter than I wish...but it tastes good...would score higher if it was stronger...

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Amanda

(338 reviews)
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Genmaicha from Good Life Tea

Style: Genmaicha – Region: Japan

77 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Aug. 3rd, 2014

The aroma is exactly what you expect from a Genmaicha, if you have never had the pleasure of sniffing one, the notes are a blend of roasted rice, a touch of honey sweetness, a bit of freshly mown grass and hay, and just a touch of fresh vegetation. It is a delightful blend of green tea and popped rice, the aroma is one...

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Brytta Sóþword

(276 reviews)
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Genmaicha Green Tea Whole Leaf from Ten Ren Tea

Style: Genmaicha – Region: ?????

67 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Aug. 1st, 2014

Not bad at all! I was pleasantly surprised by this tea. I'd had tea flavored with rice before and not cared for it, but the flavor of this one was distinctly different. Specifically, it tasted like lightly sweetened puffed rice cereal balanced with the more savory flavor of tea itself. The puffed rice was dominant for ...

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SarsyPie

(119 reviews)
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Hifumi from Lupicia

Style: Genmaicha – Region: Blend

77 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
May. 19th, 2014

This tea has the unmistakably roasty smell of genmaicha. It's made with ancient rice, brown rice and rice pops. The flavor is very good and I had a nice, warm fuzzy feeling as I was drinking this. That lasted until I read my emails at work and lost my happy tea buzz.

The tea was very enjoyable. Work is not.

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Alex Zorach

(1267 reviews)
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Genmaicha Green Tea Whole Leaf from Ten Ren Tea

Style: Genmaicha – Region: ?????

73 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Apr. 5th, 2014

An above-average genmaicha, with a bolder green tea presence and less rice. The base tea is smooth, fruity, and less vegetal than typical for Japanese green teas.

The dry tea bag, which is a flat paper bag filled with relatively intact whole leaf tea, didn't smell great, but as soon as I poured water over it, a ver...

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homais

(21 reviews)
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Organic Ryokucha Green Tea from Samovar Tea Lounge

Style: Genmaicha – Region: Japan

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 2/5
Mar. 13th, 2014

This tea really grew on me, and by the end I adored it. The sample I got - which was enough for one cup - suggested brewing it very quickly, just 30-45 seconds, with water just below the boiling point. In retrospect I think that following those instructions would have worked out well, but I'm paranoid about using water...

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Amanda

(338 reviews)
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Laoshan Genmaicha from Verdant Tea

Style: Genmaicha – Region: Shandong, China

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Jan. 13th, 2014

The aroma is a lovely blend of nuttiness, vegetal and sweet. The brewed leaves have a toasted quality along with a blend of green beans and a hint of citrus. All the scents are subtle and balanced.

The taste is quite different from the traditional Japanese Genmaicha, more vegetal and herbaceous rather than grassy. ...

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Alex Zorach

(1267 reviews)
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Brown Rice Tea from Dynasty

Style: Genmaicha – Region: ?????

73 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Dec. 18th, 2013

I used to drink this brand a long time ago, and I liked it quite a lot. I recently had the opportunity to sample a tea bag of this particular tea again. It's just how I remember it--and very enjoyable.

Teabag has a strong aroma of toasted rice, suggestive of popcorn. Brews a light greenish-brown cup that is very ...

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Jose Luis Denis

(116 reviews)
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Gyokuro Genmaicha Green Tea from Teavana

Style: Genmaicha – Region: ?????

97 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Oct. 2nd, 2013

If this tea you will prepare well, it taste amazing, if the teavana staff will prepare well good it taste a great gyocuro with a mild touch of rice, if not taste a burnt rice and bitter Gyocuro.

In the Daikoku restaurant of mexico city prepare genmaicha, but without gyocuro and taste well.

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Alex Zorach

(1267 reviews)
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Organic Ryokucha Green Tea from Samovar Tea Lounge

Style: Genmaicha – Region: Japan

73 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5
Sep. 26th, 2013

Dry leaf has a potent, cereal-like aroma.

First infusion brews a hazy, pale golden cup...it almost looks like there's a tiny bit of iridescent dust on top of the tea's surface.

Flavor is mild but delightful...sweet, crisp, and with a hint of a fruitiness that I can only describe as reminiscent of cola. It sort o...

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Genmai Cha from Adagio Teas

Style: Genmaicha – Region: Japan

67 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5
Aug. 30th, 2013

This was a very good genmaicha; the base is a dark, wiry green tea, seems like a sencha. Interestingly, I tried it fairly soon after Octavia's genmaicha, which is my current favorite; the two teas are like night and day. This one brews up a very clear, golden-colored cup. Octavia's is much pricier and I think has a ...

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Japanese Genmaicha from Octavia Tea

Style: Genmaicha – Region: Japan

80 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 2/5
Jun. 26th, 2013

Most genmaicha is more or less similar and I often find it hard to judge them. This was not true of this tea--it was completely different, and quickly became my favorite example of this style of tea.

Without a doubt the most aromatic genmaicha that I've ever tried. The base tea has a stronger presence, and more di...

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spaflam

(163 reviews)
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Genmaicha from ITO EN

Style: Genmaicha – Region: ?????

60 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
May. 3rd, 2013

The genmaicha is relatively grassy tasting with a bit of bitterness - but is still pleasant enough and certainly cheap enough to enjoy regularly. Good but not a holy grail.

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