Genmaicha Green Tea Whole Leaf

55
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3 ratings
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Brand:Ten Ren Tea
Style:Genmaicha
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:?????
Loose/teabag:Sachet
Product page:Genmaicha Green Tea Whole Leaf

This tea's info last updated: Apr. 5, 2014

Commercial Description

...Sencha Green Tea blended with brown rice. Tea steeped from these tea leaves has a light yellow hue. The taste is pleasant with a hint of roasted rice and a mild aftertaste. The aroma is a light scent of freshness and roasted rice...

Brewing Instructions: (from Ten Ren Tea)

160-180°F/70-80°C. One tea bag / 6 oz (150 ml) water. 6-8 min.

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Reviewer pic60 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
(108 reviews) on

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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Reviewer pic67 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
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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 me, but the green tea gave the drink its body.

I'd regard this more as a when-the-right-mood-strikes-you kind of tea rather than an every day tea, but I'm quite glad I was able to try it. Thanks for the sample, Alex!
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Reviewer pic73 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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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 very pleasing smell of toasted brown rice emerged.

The tea bag said to steep for 6-8 minutes, which seemed on the long side, but I tried it anyway, and it produced very good results. Brewed up a very clear, greenish-golden cup.

Much bolder green tea presence than in most genmaicha. Tastes more like bancha then sencha. I almost taste a grain-like quality in the base tea, suggesting of corn, and separate from the toasted rice aroma, which is lighter and more like an overtone on top of the tea's aroma. The tea is also slightly fruity. Very smooth flavor, even if making a long steeping.

Looking at the brewed tea bag, there's much more tea leaf than rice, which is reflected in the flavor.

I'd happily drink this again. It's a little pricey, around $5 for 18 tea bags, but this makes it cheaper than the high-end brands of whole-leaf tea sachets, and I think it's more in that category than the flat tea bag category.
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