mellow and nutty!
Known as "brown rice tea" - Genmaicha is a Japanese specialty tea and is perhaps the most popular of all of the tea offerings from Japan.
A traditional blend combining all of the ingredients and resulting flavors that make this tea a world favorite. The Sencha leaf is a high-grade, full of pungent flavor. Rice hulls are roasted to a savory taste. Add in bits of popcorn and this tea is ideal for relaxing and wonderful with light food.
It is perhaps the most popular of all Japanese teas. Higher grades of Genmaicha use the Sencha leaf. The leaf is processed first by steaming followed by a pan-firing. The roasted rice hulls serve to temper the more pungent notes of the Sencha and provide the "toasty" notes to the tea. Made in Japan.
Our Genmaicha has a nice crisp, uplifting savory taste. Offers a "toasty" flavor. Infusion is cloudy yellow-green and is excellent served hot or cold. It is refreshing at most any time of day and goes very well with light foods.
Use a rounded teaspoon or 3 grams for 8 ounces of water at a temperature of 185-195 degrees F. Steep for 2-2.5 minutes and taste. Cup should be savory and smooth. Leaves yield multiple infusions.
mellow and nutty!
so many times I am disappointed when something looks fantastic and tastes mediocre. Not so with Silk Road Genmaicha. A roasted but fresh, smooth lingering taste with a full, rich body to meld with the meal I was enjoying from my favorite japanese restaurant here on the cool, foggy coast of Pacifica, CA. It was the perfect compliment to a good meal.
I love this tea. It is roasty, popcorny, and finishes sweet. It is a great afternoon tea for me. I don't drink it with food as the food covers the flavor of the tea.