Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Shizuoka Tea
Genmai Matcha is a very tasty combination of Sencha, Genmai (toasted brown rice) and Matcha (high-quality tea leaf powder). The Genmai gives the Sencha tea a wholesome, nut-like flavor. The Matcha gives it a deep green color and very pleasing aroma. This combination makes Genmai Matcha one of our best selling teas.
I really enjoy Genmaicha teas, and I also enjoy Matcha, so when these two are brought together in one blend – well, you know that old commercial about two great tastes that taste great together? Yeah, the commercial is about a candy bar, but it works here too.
I steeped this Genmai Matcha in my gaiwan. I don’t usually steep Genmaicha in my gaiwan, but I don’t know why! I think I may start though, because, I am finding it to be the perfect vessel for this tea.
The flavor is sweet, nutty and toasty. There are hints of bitterness from the Matcha which enhance the overall profile of the tea – this tea seems to please the whole palate with its complex collection of flavors.
The Matcha coats the palate softly with a delicious, almost powder-like feel. There is a pleasant level of vegetative taste to this cup. It doesn’t taste too grassy. The toasted taste of the Genmaicha gives the cup a more “roasted vegetable” flavor rather than a grassy tone.
This is a very energizing cup, it is a great choice to sip later in the day to help offset that sluggish sort of feeling! It not only excites the palate but invigorates the body and helps to clear the mind! What a splendid tea!