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Episode 011: Marshmallow Treat Genmaicha

Genmaicha (also known as brown rice tea, tea of Genmai, popcorn tea, or the people’s tea) has an interesting history. Typically, genmaicha consists of bancha and roasted brown rice. Sometimes these grains pop, and the result looks like popcorn. The resulting brew is a nutty and smooth cup of tea that’s great all year long.

This blend includes mini marshmallows, which are a really nice complement to the genmaicha. It really does taste like a marshmallow treat! (Hey, that cereal company ain’t paying me for free promo.)


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Episode 336: Genmaicha with Matcha

Celestial Seasonings now has these new blending kits where you can create a blend with whatever proportions you like. I’m trying out their Genmaicha with Matcha (also known as matcha iri genmaicha) which has separate packets of sencha, toasted rice, and matcha.

I dig the concept — hello, Handmade Tea — but in order for this to really work, all the components have to be good quality. In this case, the matcha is the weakest link here, and it adds an odd chemical taste to what’s otherwise a great cup of genmaicha. If you have matcha of your own, I’d suggest using that instead.


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