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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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Everyday Genmai-cha from Maeda-en

Style: Genmaicha – Region: Japan
Mar. 1st, 2021

Best tea ever!! At least for me, since I love grain based teas like barley and buckwheat. This tea is green tea mixed with toasted brown rice and it really does give the tea this amazing malty, nutty flavor that I love! The tea is very warming and cozy and not astringent at all. The price is great as well! definitely r...

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55 / 100
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GOLD GENMAI-CHA Brown Rice Tea from Maeda-en

Style: Genmaicha – Region: Japan
May. 14th, 2020

I really wasn't impressed with this. I was hopeful because the reviews I found elsewhere were good. But, this tea lacks taste and body. There's nothing to it. I even contacted Maeda-en because I thought there might be an issue with the product. It's not what I've come to expect from their brand. Their teas are usually ...

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78 / 100
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Genmai-Cha (Loose-leaf) from Yamamotoyama

Style: Genmaicha – Region: Japan
May. 7th, 2020

I really like this genmaicha. Aside from tea in Asian restaurants, this is the only genmaicha that I've ever tasted. The kind that I have (I'm not sure if they've changed the recipe or not) has sorghum in addition to rice. It has a great, nutty, roasted flavor. There isn't much caffeine to it. I'm amazed that this tea ...

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76 / 100
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An enjoyable, but not super interesting tea that struck me as a little pricey. One of my favorite genmaichas yet. Thank you to Upton, for throwing this in as a free sample with my order!

Dry leaf looks a dusty bright yellow color, much more yellowish than most Matcha. Aroma is very mild, mostly of the toasted rice.
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78 / 100
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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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