Sometimes known as "Popcorn Tea", Genmaicha combines a Banca green tea with toasted rice and popped corn. Genmaicha has fresh notes of green tea and the aroma of toasted rice.
Ingredients: Organic banca green tea, Popped corn, and Toasted hulled rice kernels
I'm a green tea fan but this one is really unusual. It's like a soothing rice tea - such a pleasant, mild flavor. The rice is there but not overpowering. I have been part of the sampler club for over a year and although I enjoy most of the teas, I only very occasionally log in to buy more of any particular tea. With this one, I did.
I first had this tea at a restaurant and couldn't help but notice how different and delicious it was from the normal green tea you usually get. I forgot to ask, though, what kind of tea it was. So I was so excited to receive it in the subscription box! I finally know my favorite kind of green tea. This tea has a nice toasted, nutty, slightly sweet flavor that makes me think of roasted chestnuts. Can't wait to drink my next cup!
I received this flavor a few days ago and finally got to try it today. It smells delicious, both in the packet and brewed, like rice. It tastes very light, with hints of the popped corn. Probably now one of my favorite teas. I'm a big green tea drinker so I might be biased, but I also don't think this tastes like your average cup of green tea so maybe not. Will definitely be buying more when I run out!
This blend reminds me of something from home (Southeast Asia). I couldn’t taste the popcorn much in the blend but I can definitely taste rice in it. The rice taste is like a toasted rice, more like a rice drink. It was nice.
I used to not like tea at all, but then I had black tea and herbal tea and I realized that it's just green tea that I don't like. The taste and aroma have just never been pleasant to me. I was originally not going to try this tea when it came with my shipment, but the description was intriguing to me and so I decided to give it a shot and I am so glad that I did! This is, by far, the best green tea I have ever had in my life. It neither smells nor tastes like the bedding you put in a hamster cage, as every other green tea I've tried has. And thought is is described as popcorn tea, it also doesn't smell like popcorn (a huge plus to me as that's another scent that is unpleasant to me) and instead smells like rice, a scent I love. But it does taste like popcorn, with a subtle rice undertone. The resulting flavor is light and pleasant and generally the best green tea I have ever had in my life. I would definitely purchase this tea again as well as recommend it to anyone who is even slightly intrigued by the notion of this tea. Get it! You won't regret it!