Tea: Matcha Infused Genmaicha

A Genmaicha from Aiya

Picture of Matcha Infused Genmaicha
Brand:Aiya
Style:Genmaicha
Region:Japan
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Loose?Loose
# Ratings:2 View All
Product page:Matcha Infused Genmaicha

Review of Matcha Infused Genmaicha

AromaFlavorValueTotal
7 of 104 of 53 of 570 of 100
Very GoodGoodReasonable

The presence of the matcha is boldly evident looking at the dry leaf, but upon brewing, this tea seemed pretty similar to other genmaicha--perhaps a tiny bit more cloudy, but similar flavor and aroma.

Pleasingly nutty and toasty aroma, with a hint of vegetal tones. Flavor is smooth and overall character is mellow.

This is a mild, easy-to-drink tea that I think would please a lot of people. It's definitely one of the better genmaicha's that I've tried. There's more of a deep nutty aroma and less of the popcorn-like quality that I find in some of the cheaper examples of this type of tea.

Still, this tea is pricey enough that it competes with some of the higher-priced Chinese green teas, as well as other styles of Japanese green tea that I am more partial to. It didn't wow me enough to justify the price tag--$18 for 85 grams is up there among some of the better artisan teas, and this tea, while solidly good, is not a style of tea that I would ever pay this price for unless it really stood out somehow.

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