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Gen Mai Cha

Gen Mai Cha
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This traditional, uniquely robust, Japanese green tea is flavorful with a bit of a savory, roasted note. Made with a combination of larger leaf Japanese green teas and stems and hulled rice kernels the greenish, brown soup has an almost buttery tone.

Gen Mai Cha Tea Type: Green Tea

Ingredients: green tea, toasted rice, popped corn

Origin of Gen Mai Cha : Shizuoka, Japan

Gen Mai Cha Caffeine Strength:

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1 oz. Reusable Tins

3 - 8 - 16 oz
black reseal bags

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Acquired taste (Thursday, March 20, 2014)
Reviewer: Sudesh

This is a really good tea but its flavor & aroma are not for everyone. Try a sample first before you buy it.

Tastes like ricecakes (Monday, April 30, 2012)
Reviewer: Drew

Worth a try, but I'm going back to Sencha.

Unique! (Monday, November 14, 2011)
Reviewer: david

Anyone who enjoys green tea should try Gen Mai Cha for a nutty twist!

Definitely Different (Thursday, February 24, 2011)
Reviewer: Constance

The gen mai cha is excellent if you are looking for something different. It is probably one of the more potent teas I've had with a very nutty, roast flavor. Be sure to prepare it exactly as it says or else it may turn too bitter or too strong as I discovered a couple of times!

Gen Mai Cha (Saturday, February 27, 2010)
Reviewer: Patricia

A daily sipper... very satisfying and as it lightens through numerous steepings, it meets my diminishing caffeine needs through the day.

Strange and Fun (Thursday, January 14, 2010)
Reviewer: Sheri

This one is strange and fun. I loved the popcorny flavor in this green tea. It's not to harsh, just enough. I liked it!

A fun tea to serve friends (Saturday, November 21, 2009)
Reviewer: Kristina

I adore this tea because it is so unique and fun to watch brew in a glass tea mug. I love the green/nutty/popcorn flavor. It's a whimsical take on your classic green tea.

Interesting (Saturday, January 03, 2009)
Reviewer: Michael

Takes some getting used to, but I enjoy the Gen Mai Cha as a change of pace. As others have said, it does have a buttery flavor.

full flavour (Saturday, November 01, 2008)
Reviewer: Lynne

This tea has a nice full flavour enhanced by the popped corn and roasted rice. It really does smell like pop corn! The rice adds a smokiness to the tea.

A good Gen Mai Cha (Wednesday, October 22, 2008)
Reviewer: Boryana

This is more aggressive than most teas of this kind I have experienced, with the toasted corn and rice very pronounced. It is crisp and yet warm, and although I prefer milder and more rounded nutty favour, it is nonetheless a fine and interesting tea.

Nice (Saturday, May 10, 2008)
Reviewer: Michelle

I got this tea originlly in the Green Tea Sampler. I swore there was popcorn in it and thought maybe Newman was eating popcorn while preparing my order. Then after reading the label I read that there was indeed popcorn and rice in this tea. I have come to like it as an afternoon tea and ordered more. It has some depth with these added ingredients.

Gen Mai Cha (Monday, May 05, 2008)
Reviewer: Sandra

Boy!What a surprise the Japanese tea Gen Mai Cha was for me. I ordered it before reading about it's ingredients and what a delight it is; unlike any tea I have tasted - delicious and unique in its roasted popcorny, savory flavor. I especially like Japanese teas because of their low caffeine content. And that's not all that is low; look at the price. Lower than most grocery store teas. I also like this company because they give outstanding and personal service. That means sooo much to me. Thank you to "Teas, Etc.," I am enjoying a pot of some of the best teas in the world every morning. I am giving Gen Mai Cha 5 stars because I wouldn't be drinking it if I didn't think it the best.

genmaichalicious (Monday, October 15, 2007)
Reviewer: alissa

gen mai cha has always been my favorite green tea, having fallen in love with it in a small japanese restuarant in orlando many years ago. the gen mai cha at teas etc no exception; it is exquisite, and gives me fond memories of that now-gone restaurant. it is a heartier japanese green tea, has a much 'thicker', uniquely mellow, nutty taste compared to the typical vegetal taste of most japanese teas. the popped and whole brown rice only enhance the green tea leaves. it makes this tea a supurb compliment to a traditional noodle dish. of course, gen mai cha can, and should be, enjoyed at any time. but perhaps i am biased, as not only is green tea my favorite type of tea, but gen mai cha will always be my first choice!

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