This is one of our all-time favorites here at 52Teas - not just ours - but our customers too! It's so special that it's earned a place in our permanent collection. It's been out of stock for a while, though, because we've had difficulty getting the ingredients we needed for it. Now that we've got those ingredients back in stock, we are happy to roll it out again & we decided to make it part of our subscriber's box for March since it's been a while since it's been in stock.
I've also recently changed suppliers for the Genmaicha - sadly, the quality of our previous supplier's Genmaicha seemed to be slipping. When we first started obtaining our Genmaicha from that supplier, it was the best we could source, but - not so much the case anymore - so I've changed suppliers for our Genmaicha. We are no longer using a Uji Genmaicha - but the quality of this Genmaicha is such that it's worth the switch anyway. I'd rather have a top quality Genmaicha without the Matcha - than a lower quality Genmaicha with it.
So here it is: a sweet, roasty-toasty Genmaicha blended with marshmallow root & natural flavors to recreate the taste of those little squares of crispy rice cereal and marshmallows that we all know & love. It's a cuppa yum! Oh - it's also VEGAN, organic, gluten-free & allergen-free!
Please note: this most recent batch is smaller than what I had originally intended to blend - because I didn't have enough of the ingredients I needed at the time of blending to blend a larger batch. I do have the ingredients in stock now, so I will be reblending it soon - that said - the quantities available now are EXTREMELY LIMITED!
Taster size is approximately 15g
organic ingredients: green tea, popped/toasted rice, marshmallow root & natural flavors
Yay! I'm so happy to have this tea in my cupboard again - it's one of my favorites, one usually drink at least once a week. As I mentioned in the above description, we have recently changed our Genmaicha - and it's so much better than the Genmaicha we were getting. Do I miss the Matcha? Yeah, it would be nice to have it in there - but the quality of this Genmaicha is so much better - that I would rather have this without the infused Matcha than have the poorer quality tea that's been Matcha infused. Doing a side-by-side taste test of the two a few months ago proved to me what a difference a better quality Genmaicha really made to the tea!
You'll notice the difference the moment you look at the tea. The spears of green leaves are larger, not as crumbled & the flavor is lighter - but it's a crisper, more distinct flavor - just BETTER. I'm so happy with the product I'm offering now! I certainly did enjoy the previous product - of course - but this one is just better.
to brew: Use 2 1/2 grams of leaf to 12 ounces of very hot water (heated to 175°F) & allow to steep for 2 minutes. strain & allow to cool for at least 5 minutes. enjoy!
I like this one with just a teensy bit of sugar (a little less than 1/2 a teaspoon) as it brings the flavor of the marshmallow forward just a bit. It tastes good without the sweetener, but the marshmallow is stronger with the tiny bit of sugar added.