Review: Grand Tea Organic Genmaicha Matcha-iri

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Its OK"The overall flavour is good, though not much different than just plain genmaicha."
Katie’s Teaview: 6.1/10
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grandgenmaichaRight now I am drinking the cheapest genmaicha I could get my hands on, and it reminded me that I had yet to write up my review of Grand Tea's version of genmaicha with matcha. The popped rice tea is one of my absolute cupboard staples. I could drink its delicious simplicity every single day and be happy, and the addition of matcha usually makes the cup even better.

It's hard to go downhill from the grocery store brand tea I was just sipping, with its rice to tea ratio approaching 70 to 1 and its excruciatingly unforgiving tea base. For my first infusion of this tea, I steeped one teaspoon for one minute and found myself feeling dissatisfied after finishing the cup, so I'll skip describing that and move onto the second. I steeped this more successful attempt at 175 degrees for two minutes. The liquor is light and clouded with matcha. The overall flavour is good, though not much different than just plain genmaicha.

The genmaicha base is smooth and doesn't have any notable astringency. Overall, the tea has a good flavour and I will greatly enjoy the rest of my sample. However, it isn't memorable or different enough that I feel driven towards it, so I'm not sure I'll be getting it again.

— To purchase Grand Tea Organic Genmaicha Matcha-iri, 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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