Toasted Rice Green - Gen Mai Cha - Organic

6
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3 ratings
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Brand:Numi Organic Tea
Style:Genmaicha
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:?????
Loose/teabag:Teabag
Product page:Toasted Rice Green - Gen Mai Cha

This tea's info last updated: Dec. 15, 2013

Commercial Description

This traditional Japanese green tea with toasted rice is often served in restaurants. Now you can enjoy its robust, nutty and savory flavors at home.

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Reviewer pic34 Aroma: 1/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 3/5
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Toasted rice is a substance I enjoy in some contexts (in a breakfast-cereal blend, a topping on ice cream, or embedded in fudge and soft-chocolate candy), but I had no idea what to make of the combination of it with tea. Now I do...not a big fan.

The poured scent was practically nonexistent, as the tea's color changed from remarkably bright banana-yellow to a yellow-gray color with time. The dry-bag aroma was about as advertised: toasted rice plus green sencha tea, and fairly well represents the poured taste, which amounts to two flavors that just don't seem to mesh well in my mouth. The last time I had an experience like that, to such an extent, was in second grade when a friend had me try his fried-bologna sandwich with whipped cream on it. The only reason I didn't rate the flavor lower is that I started getting used to it after 5-10 sips, though something about this combination still tastes disjointed and incompatible. I won't be running breathlessly to the online store to order any of this concoction, that's for sure.

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Reviewer pic67 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
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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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Reviewer pic40 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 1/5 Value: 2/5
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The name of this tea should be a clue as to what you are going to get. It tastes like burnt rice. It is an unusual tea and certainly can be enjoyable, but it's likely that many people won't like it (especially if you've ever eaten burnt rice and didn't like it).

Making multiple cups doesn't work very well, after the second cup this teabag produces a very weak cup of tea.
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