Review: Red Leaf Tea Japan Genmaicha

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Its OK"This tea offers a subtle indication of all that Genmaicha has to offer."
Cindy’s Teaview: 6/10
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redleafjapangenmaichaI love Genmaicha. If stranded on an island with only a handful of teas to choose from, Genmaicha would be one that I would choose. In addition to the fact that I love the aroma and the flavor, it also brews into something that resembles a light soup or broth, so it could be beneficial with those inevitable island hunger pains!

My sample of Genmaicha from Red Leaf Tea largely resembles most of the others I have tried. The dark green leaves are joined by the toasted rice and this sample includes more of the little pieces of "popcorn" than I am used to. The aroma of this one is not nearly as hearty as I am accustomed to, I'm not sure how to explain this, but it almost seems like the small plastic bag that my sample came in has an aroma of its own that is masking the toasty Genmaicha goodness. I even tried smelling the dry leaves away from the bag, but still not really there. Once brewed, the liquid produced is the same cloudy green that I am expecting. The aroma is still much more subdued. In this particular case, my nose didn't lie. This tea is good, but doesn't contain the level of roasted, toasty, brothy deliciousness that I love.

I decided to try a second infusion as sometimes I find the best tasting Genmaicha actually comes from the second. In this case, I wasn't really able to detect much difference between the first and the second cup. I would probably recommend this to those who are fairly new to Genmaicha and are trying to get a feel for whether or not it suits their palate. This tea offers a subtle indication of all that Genmaicha has to offer.

— To purchase Red Leaf Tea Japan Genmaicha, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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