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genmai cha

by adagio teas

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type: green

origin: japan

caffeine: medium

price level: $$$$

Genmai Cha is a classic Japanese green tea, blended with toasted, popped rice. Originally created to stretch short supplies of tea, now enjoyed by tea lovers here and abroad. Warm and nutty taste, with a lovely savory quality. A hearty cup of tea that is easy to combine with food. Genmai Cha is a great solution for those seeking a substantial, but less astringent, flavor from their cup. Steep at 180°F for 2 minutes

Recent reviews

    • Melissa H


      This is my staple tea. I love the toasty warm rice flavor. It's good for resteeping--I get a good three rounds.

    • Karie B.


      First off, this tea is fun to look at with it's green leave, yellowish toasted rice and white popped rice. It's almost novel. It smells great before and after it's brewed and tastes really good.

    • LD

      Lydia Dschankilic


      This is a pretty decent cuppa. A very light flavour. The toasted rice was a nice change, reminiscent of a local sushi restaurant. It did get kind of a weird aftertaste the more I sipped, though.

    • Michael M


      I love this stuff. Great for times when you're in the mood for something savory.

    • Red Wolfe


      Gonna be a weird description, but it kind of tastes like onigiri in a cup, and I'm liking it.

    • AW

      Alexis Wolf


      This tea really does taste like the toasted rice it contains! It's really unique. It's nutty, smooth, and filling--would recommend!

    • melissa Dichiaro


      Not really for me as I don’t care for the toasted rice flavor but many people enjoy it. Good quality green tea though.

    • Casey Covel


      Simply fascinating. There is no other tea like it, and any serious tea connoisseur owes it to themselves to try it. Earthy and nutty with traces of brown grain residue that will remind you of unsweetened rice crispies (the aftertaste, especially!). This may very well be one of my favorite green teas, and you can't help feel you're expanding your knowledge of culture and cuisine while you enjoy it. Definitely recommended.

    • Mikayla Jenkins


      As an American, we can often be intimidated by the various kinds of tea that are out there. I've noticed that most Americans don't like green tea because they scald it with too hot of water. If we are to truly enjoy green tea, such as this wonderful one, we must put in the effort.

    • Katie DiBenedetto


      A very different but lovely tea that got me hooked on Japanese green teas. I find that steeping it the full 2 minutes is a bit too long so I go around 1 minute and 30 seconds. The flavor is light and toasty and so comforting.

    • Bailey Green


      #1 tea!! Genmai Cha is delicious! I love the nutty rice flavor.

    • Annie Katharine


      This reminds me of traditional Korean brown rice tea.

    • EL

      Eun Sol Lee


      one of the classics and my all time favorites, tastes of home and comfort

    • Lisa


      One of my favorite teas. I can drink this daily!!!

    • SH

      Sarah Holland


      One of my favorite green teas. It’s nutty and not bitter. I love to coat mine in matcha powder before brewing

    • JK

      Jennifer Krasovic


      Much better than other brands that i have tried. Worth paying a bit more for this one. Its not bitter at all, but clean, light & toasty because of the rice.

    • Max Sugerman


      I perfect Genmai Cha. This tea has a great balance of sencha green tea and the brown rice

    • Timothy Keller


      One of my favorite Adagio green teas, this nutty, popcorn green tea.

    • Crystal Nicol


      So good. Tastes like green popcorn or rice cakes. This is a great afternoon tea.