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Last Updated: Mar. 13, 2014 

About Genmaicha

Loose-leaf green tea with orange-brown toasted rice kernels and a few bright white popcorn-like popped rice kernelsLoose-leaf Genmaicha, Japanese Green Tea With Toasted Rice by Assumed Kyd, Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain.
Genmaicha(玄米茶) or genmai cha, often called brown rice tea, is a Japanese tea made by mixing green tea, usually bancha or sencha, with toasted rice. The rice and corn impart a toasty and nutty quality to the aroma. When the rice is toasted, sometimes grains of rice pop, much like popcorn. In some genmaicha, only intact grains of rice are included; other blends include these popped grains.

Genmaicha is also frequently blended with matcha, a powdered green tea that is normally brewed differently from most loose tea. The resulting blend is called Matcha-iri genmaicha(抹茶入り玄米茶), and is brewed like regular green tea, although the matcha imparts a unique quality to the resulting cup.

Genmaicha tends to be lower in caffeine, especially when bancha is used as the base tea, but its caffeine content varies widely; it can be higher when made using sencha, or when matcha as added, and because it has a mild flavor, it can also be brewed fairly strongly.

Genmaicha has recently achieved great popularity and is produced and widely available in many countries.

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Matcha iri Genmaicha from Harney and Sons

Style: Genmaicha – Region: Japan
May. 14th, 2018

I should really stop posting first impressions. I often end up rewriting the whole review. This tea took some time to get used to. I disliked the toasted rice at first and wished it was just bancha and matcha, but then I realized that it's the combination of everything that makes this tea work: the bancha provides a ni...

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65 / 100
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Gen-mai Cha from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Genmaicha – Region: Japan
Apr. 16th, 2018

It is sencha with toasted brown rice - I wonder who thought that up? This provides a little heft and cracker-like flavor to this green tea. I'm rating it in 2018, but I liked it a little more in some prior years.

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74 / 100
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Genmaicha Herbal Tea from TeaVivre

Style: Genmaicha – Region: Zhejiang, China
Feb. 11th, 2018

Didn't particularly smell nice at all. It smelled of a salty seaweed with a nuttiness to it. The flavor was much better though and mostly got rid of the seaweed saltiness. Overall, what you'd expect from a genmaicha tea. Price isn't as much of a steal as I thought, because if you use the recommended amount(10g), it cos...

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80 / 100
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Gen-mai Cha from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Genmaicha – Region: Japan
Feb. 1st, 2018

A good example of this style of tea. Dry leaf’s aroma is a little weaker than the brewed tea, but it has good, toasty flavor and a round, smooth mouthfeel. Does tend to become a little astringent if brewed for too long — I set my timer for 2:45 so I can be sure I get my infuser out before three minutes.

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55 / 100
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Genmaicha from Simple Loose Leaf

Style: Genmaicha – Region: Blend
Nov. 15th, 2017

As always, the value for these teas is wonderful. This was my first time trying genmaicha, and I really did not care for it.

This loose leaf tea is made from corn and rice (essentially). You can really smell the rice, but with this combo the flavor is very bland. It tastes like you are drinking rice crispies with a ...

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