When drinking a green tea it's sometimes difficult to note the subtle differences in flavor. This can be especially true if you don't frequently make green tea part of your tea collection. But then, Genmaicha isn't your standard green tea!
|Company||Harney & Sons|
|Blend Base||Green Tea|
|Country of Origin||Japan|
|Package Type||Loose in a tin|
|Price per Package||$12.50 USD|
|*Flavor, Aroma, Boldness|
Genmaicha quickly became one of my favorite teas. Earthy in flavor but with a long tail Genmaicha is both pleasing to drink, and memorable for your palette.
Sometimes called "popcorn tea" because of its trademark roasted brown rice, Genmaicha is a typically standard Sencha matched with a rural brown rice. This was done to help farmers and rural Japanese stretch their tea supplies out longer. Luckily for us, it also provides one of the most pleasing aromas for a green tea.
Often times Genmaicha seems to be a missed opportunity, an afterthought where the excess of low grade Sencha or Bancha is combines with poorly roasted low quality brown rice. We don't see that from Harney's blend, and I was very pleased with the results.