Gen Mai Cha - Organic

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Brand:Two Leaves and a Bud
Style:Genmaicha
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:China
Loose/teabag:Sachet
Product page:Gen Mai Cha

This tea's info last updated: Feb. 2, 2016

Commercial Description

Gen Mai Cha, or brown rice tea, is fresh green tea prepared with puffs of brown rice. Ours starts with great organic whole leaf sencha (sun-finished green tea) balanced by just enough organic roasted rice to give you that great toasty flavor.

Brewing Instructions: (from Two Leaves and a Bud)

Brew in 150-175° water for 1-3 minutes.

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Reviewer pic53 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
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Just OK - and I did not get the "Honey Smacks" note - but there is an odd sweetness to this rice/grain tea. I generally love Gen Mai Cha - but 2 leaves version is just fair. Fortunately it is not too expensive - and I was able to try it at a local coffee/tea shop so now I know not to buy a whole box. Not bad - but there are better out there.
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Reviewer pic63 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5
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I was skeptical of the tea because the scent reminded me of Honey Smack cereal (minus most of the sweetness), and I was never too fond of Honey Smacks.

This tea grew on me as is cooled down. When the tea was still hot, all I tasted was the puffed rice, and I couldn’t help but feel like I was drinking watery porridge. This isn’t necessarily bad because I like porridge, but I would have been disappointed if that’s all it was. When the tea cooled down to a luke-warm temperature, the aroma of the green tea finally surfaced, and the flavors seemed to marry. The aroma of the roasted rice mellowed and became nice and nutty, which tasted good with the fresh and light sweetness from the green tea.

I drank this tea at work, which ended up being a great idea. Two Leaves and a Bud’s Organic Gen Mai Cha calmed my nerves. I found it to be a very comforting tea largely because of the nutty, porridge-like roasted rice. Maybe it’s a little strange, but I kept thinking about the breakfasts I used to eat before school when I was a young lass.


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