I have used Genmaicha tea for years as a base stock for my Chicken and Rice Soup...what an amazing flavor it lends to this soup! In fact I have almost converted all of my chicken stock recipes/soup bases to contain all or at least a mixture of 1/2 Genmaicha tea and 1/2 stock. Try it, you won't be disappointed! And the health benefits...a bonus!
I bought this in the first big variety I ordered from Harney's. This is SUCH a wonderful tea, especially in the afternoon or evening. The tea has such a complex flavour and scent from the toasted rice, and it is so unique amongst green tea.
Best part, my partner, who is not a fan of vegetal flavours, really enjoys this green tea. It is very surprising to see him ask for it, and he has complimented the unique toasted flavours time and again. Highly recommend for anyone looking for something a little different (and enjoyable!)
The toasted rice really complements the green tea for a really pleasant experience. Wonderful aroma and toasted flavor. I could see someone new to green tea liking this one because it is not as vegetal tasting as some of the other green teas which some people might not like.
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