Duck Rice Genmaicha

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Green Tea, Popped Rice
Flavors
Astringent, Banana, Butter, Caramelized Sugar, Drying, Grass Seed, Juicy, Kiwi, Lemon, Mineral, Pine, Silky, Smooth, Spicy, Tangy, Toasted Rice, Toasty, Vegetal, Grass, Popcorn, Rice, Roast Nuts, Roasted, Umami
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Caffeine
Low
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Kawaii433
Average preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 1 min, 30 sec 5 g 4 oz / 130 ml

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  • “Mastress Alita’s sipdown challenge – December Tea #6 -A genmaicha I’ll never get tired of the unique flavor of genmaicha!  Especially in winter.   I look and half the second steep is already goneo....” Read full tasting note
    84
  • “March 2022 Sipdown Challenge – A green tea Good start to a chilly and wet March morning. Made two ways, in a mug and in a black Taiwan-made clay pot. In the mug, it tastes like what I want from...” Read full tasting note
  • “Additional notes. I brewed it in a Banko-yaki Kyusu, and it mellowed it out and astringency is gone. I would rate it much higher using this particular teaware but I know some may not have it so I...” Read full tasting note
    83

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This Genmaicha is a mixture of green tea and fat grains of brown rice. The ducks seem to love this rice and we think you will love the blend.

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Mastress Alita’s sipdown challenge – December Tea #6 -A genmaicha

I’ll never get tired of the unique flavor of genmaicha!  Especially in winter.   I look and half the second steep is already goneo. I have noticed, this genmaicha in particular seems to taste more like buckwheat than most.
2022 sipdowns:  129

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1335 tasting notes

March 2022 Sipdown Challenge – A green tea

Good start to a chilly and wet March morning.

Made two ways, in a mug and in a black Taiwan-made clay pot.

In the mug, it tastes like what I want from genmaicha. Good balance of moderately vegetal-grass seed green tea and popped rice, some astringency to clear the palate while eating.

First steep in the clay pot, the tea is really silky and smooth with a juicy swallow. Light mineral-grass seed flavor underneath that comforting toasted rice. Buttery sencha taste briefly appears in the aftertaste. Second steep, the astringency comes though lightly. Fruity finish almost like kiwi-banana. Then comes the lemony-sour aftertaste and with it a drying mouthfeel. I feel some pine cooling and warm spice in my chest. Third steep with boiling water — not so good. Reminds me of the essence of that numbing gel on a q-tip the dentist uses before injecting novocaine. But my chest feels instantly spiced and warm. That makes the third steep worth it to me.

Thanks for sharing, Kawaii!

Flavors: Astringent, Banana, Butter, Caramelized Sugar, Drying, Grass Seed, Juicy, Kiwi, Lemon, Mineral, Pine, Silky, Smooth, Spicy, Tangy, Toasted Rice, Toasty, Vegetal

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Additional notes. I brewed it in a Banko-yaki Kyusu, and it mellowed it out and astringency is gone. I would rate it much higher using this particular teaware but I know some may not have it so I will leave the rating at 83.

Banko-yaki Kyusu 150ml, 4-5g, three steeps: 180°F for 1.5min, 203° F for 30 sec, 212° F for 1.5min.

I hope you are all well!

Flavors: Toasted Rice, Umami, Vegetal

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 30 sec 5 g 5 OZ / 150 ML
Cameron B.

I have a banko-yaki kyusu arriving today!

Martin Bednář

Now I want one too!

Kawaii433

Martin, that particular clay always seems to smooth out excess astringency in sencha… Etc. I hope you can get one :D

Evol Ving Ness

Omg, more tea ware that I need! You people!

Evol Ving Ness

This one is very lovely. Except for the $500 USD part.

Evol Ving Ness

What kinds did you get, Kawaii and Cameron?

Evol Ving Ness

Beautiful! And it is not $500. YOu’ll have to let us know how (differently?) the tea tastes when you start using it. Is it only used for green tea? Only sencha?

Cameron B.

I generally only use my kyusu for Japanese teas, and 90% of the time it’s sencha. But I have steeped wakocha, hojicha, etc. in them before!

Evol Ving Ness

Hmm, you are very sophisticated, Cameron :)

Evol Ving Ness

Also, this tezumi is a quite a find. I’ve been ogling all the things, but seriously, a kyusu is likely not a priority for me though I do have some sencha that needs saving.

Cameron B.

I know, they’re so dangerous! The shipping is quite high though, which keeps me from making another order.

Kawaii433

Nice, Cameron B. :)

Evol Ving Ness I’ve had this one for many years before I got into Chinese teaware but I did just recently get an inexpensive banko houhin because apparently, we can’t have too much teaware >.< haha. https://www.yuuki-cha.com/ougi-gata-houhin-banko-teapot?search=Ougi%20Gata%20Banko%20Yaki%20Houhin%20Teapot

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