Quick & easy to brew, this fresh genmaicha mixed with matcha is a brilliant introduction to Japanese green teas.
In the weeks leading up to harvest, the tea farmers of the Uji valley shade their plants. The result is greater flavour due to the extra chlorophyll that the plants are forced to produce.
The chlorophyll-rich leaves are combined with the nutty goodness of roasted brown rice and dusted with shade-grown matcha.
The extra dash of matcha adds even more depth of flavour. As we like to say, this fantastic and fresh genmaicha is like liquid jade in your teacup.
Brewing & Enjoying Fresh GENMAICHA (Special Matcha-Injected Grade)
- Start with 8 grams (about 4 heaped teaspoons) per 200 ml of really hot water (at least 95 degrees Celsius)
- Brew for 1 minute. The 1-minute steeping time ensures that the tea comes up a beautiful peridot-green
- The same leaves yield 2 brews
This was the first raw pu'er cake I ever purchased and was a great introduction to what a young raw pu'er is like. By flash steeping, this can last for over a dozen steeps. It has that classic bitterness that the Lincang region is known for, which I find quite enjoyable. After the first few flash-steeps, you'll begin to really notice the sweetness kicking in and a menthol sensation building in the throat. It's fun experiencing the tea changing as the session progresses. There are better young raw pu'er cakes out there but this one is solid, and the unusually small size keeps the price down enough to make it easier to try.
Thanks for the feedback, Cha Crusade! Great to know you're getting so many steeps out of The Mini.
This tea is perfect for vegans or those that crave a creamy warm texture to their teas. It's a perfect middle path for me because I generally don't enjoy green teas. It's like a perfect marriage between a green tea and a black tea. The flavours seem to intensify on a second or third infusion of the tea leaves.
We're very glad you enjoy the Jinxuan oolong, Misbah.
I recently bought this via special order.The earthy aroma and complexity of flavour is something I've never tasted before in a tea.Just magnificent.
It is indeed a wonderful tea. Thanks for the glowing review Konrad!
This sencha is fabulous. Such intensity and purity of flavour.One of the best I've tried
Tried this today at the Melbourne (first) Tea Festival and it was amazing! Smooth, sweet and natural with all its goodness. It was just mesmerizing watching the green tea master perform the traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Returned multiple times for more! Definitely how green tea should be known to the general public. Thank you for the awesome experience!
Thank you for the feedback! We're looking forward to sharing this amazing tea again in the near future.
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As someone who loves the intense flavour of straight matcha and traditional genmaicha, I thought this blend was a bit odd just from reading the description.But after trying it wow. You get the traditional genmaicha flavour but the added dusting of matcha dials up the flavour intensity without overpowering it. Great for those whom matcha is a bit too overpowering and want something more for everyday drinking.
The genmaicha tea has a lovely nutty flavour and is great by itself or accompanied by snacks. The tea leaves last a long time, with the flavour of the tea remaining strong after multiple steeps. The short brewing time makes it a very good tea for those busy days, and can also be taken cold as a refreshing drink.
Glad you enjoyed the genmaicha!