Genmaicha is a mixture of green tea with roasted rice. It has less caffeine and tastes less astringent. This aromatic blended tea brings together the refreshing lightness, sweetness and the distinctive taste of roasted rice. Kyoto has been holding the reputation as the birthplace of high quality of tea. The plant is flourishing especially in Uji, which is located on the south in Kyoto, for the reasons below.”Rich nature and environment suited to the cultivation.” There are two rivers running – the Kizu river and the Uji river – through, and morning mist comes up from both rivers gives enough moisture to tea trees. And the property in Uji surrounded by many mountains is suitable for the growing of tea.” Tradition rooted on this area” Until the Kamakura Era, Kyoto was the center of everything; culture, academy, art, architecture, economy, and politics. And the way of tea had been formed and sharpened, and refined by many great pioneers like Eisai or Senno-Rikyu(Tea Master), and its style and thought still remain as the part of Japanese tradition. Ujinotsuyuseicha Co., Ltd. is an Uji-based manufacture, having the aim at spreading our tradition through tea to all over the world.
- Genmaicha is a mixture of green tea leaves and roasted rice
- Enjoy the refreshing taste and aroma
- Twin Packs – 2x 14.01 Oz
Good value from an honest merchant
Highest quality tea. Exceptionally good deal. Well chosen carrier for prompt delivery. I recommend this merchant to discriminating and frugal web shoppers. Watch for periodic sales.
This is the most economical way to buy this tea. Its the best yet!
QianaNatural Bridge, AL
Too expensive for subpar product
I love genmaicha and thought I would try this out because of the high ratings. Boy was I disappointed to learn that my local Chinese market sells the same exact product for about 60% of the price! I also spent hours going through the tea to take out the woody stems which seem to be a sadly significant part of what is inside the bag. If you can’t get genmaicha from anywhere else, this still makes good tea, but look around your local Asian market first for a better deal and possibly better quality. Specialty websites for tea likely have better quality, but for a higher price – may be worth it.
Not my cup of tea
Let me just start off by saying, I love genmaicha. I can drink close to 10 cups a day of it. When I saw all the great 5 star reviews for this tea and its a good price I decided to buy it… yuk! Its full of steams and the green tea leaves are just awful. The tea just did not taste right. I’m really disappointed, I don’t know why anyone would give this tea 5 stars. I now have two 14 ounce bags of tea I don’t like. I would not recommend this tea to anyone.
Very good overall.
Genmai cha is green tea with rice, and has a smooth, almost nutty flavor. I find it to be a very satisfying tea, great for drinking all throughout the day. I really like this tea in particular. It has a lot of rice compared to other brands I have tried, close to a 1-1 ratio, so this would be a great tea if you prefer more of the rice flavor. This tea has quite a bit of dust, so I would suggest using a very fine-meshed filter if you can.
CristieSociety Hill, SC
This one grows on you
I bought this based on others reviews. The first time I tried it, I wasn’t sure about it. It wasn’t what I expected. But I bought it and wasn’t going to waste it. It is now my favorite. I used to drink coffee all day as I worked at my computer. Now I drink Genmaicha.
SierraWest Burke, VT
Not bad, but too much rice and not enough tea.
Cheap, but there is almost all brown rice and very little green tea in this Genmaicha mix. It tastes like cooked rice krispies instead of tea.
I mixed this with other green tea to use it.
I’ve been drinking this tea for a few years now and love it. I have pretty much put my coffee passion on the back burner because of it. I buy mine from a local asian store and I probably save around $4 on the 2 packs but even at the Amazon price, this is a great deal.