YMY 1690 Genmai Green Tea

YMY 1690 Genmai Green Tea
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YMY 1690 Genmai Green Tea

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A convivial drink in Japan shared at home with friends. This unique tea is made with green tea and brown rice. Light golden color and nut-like flavor and aroma. The Rosengarten Newsletter* gives this tea 5 stars and says, 'devastatingly delicious...wild nose that goes beyond toasted rice, almost to the buttery popcorn at the bottom of the bag. Huge and complex toasted flavors on palate. Smooth, round, non-astringent, thoroughly satisfying feel. A must'.

*The Rosengarten Newsletter, winner of the 2003 James Beard Award as the best food and wine newsletter in the country, covers the most exciting, undiscovered food products, restaurants, wines and travel destinations in the world.

In 1690 in Japan, the Yamamoto family began producing premium teas, a tradition that continues to this day. More than three centuries of experience go into the selection and processing of Yamamotoyama Teas, among the finest in the world.

  • Cups to Grams:
    • 8 grams makes 3-4 cups
    • 25 grams makes 10-15 cups
    • 50 grams makes 20-25 cups
    • 100 grams makes 45-50 cups
    • 1 pound loose makes 180-200 cups
  • Ingredients: blended green teas, brown rice
  • Steeping Instructions: 1-3 minutes at 170-190 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Caffeinated: Yes
  • Country of Origin: Japan
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January 20, 2016
Reviewer:  Perilous Moo "Drinker of Teas" 

(The Milky Way)

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This is one of my favourite teas in the world. There is simply nothing else quite like it, and when I crave it, nothing else will do.

Toasted brown rice combined with a wonderfully high-quality green tea, this cup serves up a nutty, earthy, lovely fragrance and flavour reminiscent of an early morning walk through deep forest over springy, moist earth in mid-autumn.

This tea soothes body and soul. It's even good iced. I generally take no sweetener in my teas, but on rare occasion I'll use a bit of Sugar in the Raw. I dont like honey in my tea but I'm sure it would compliment this brew wonderfully well.

The smell is intoxicating and divine, the taste is sublime and refreshing and comforting.

If you enjoy the idea of a good green tea with an earthy, toasty, nutty palate to it, try this tea. It's worth it. You won't be sorry.

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2 stars
It tastes...wrong. Just wrong.
February 16, 2013
Reviewer:  Mina C. 

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When I read about this tea on this site, I thought it would be worth the college try. Green tea with rice? It sounded so interesting! HOWEVER…while it brewed, it smelled horrible. It smells EXACTLY like burning rice. So the smell was a turn off but I remained optimistic and tried it. With the first two sips, I didn’t like it and thought it needed more sugar. Didn’t work. Then I tried it with honey since some teas are better with honey than sugar, or vice versa. Nope. Still didn’t like it. It tasted like that breakfast cereal with the frog on the box. “Smacks” cereal-flavored tea…no, thank you. If you want a relaxing and tasteful tea that isn’t overpowering, I would not recommend Genmai Green Tea. But if you like the smell of burnt rice and the taste of Smacks cereal, by all means buy this tea.

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5 stars
Excellent Tea
January 3, 2013
Reviewer:  Sweetdoggie 

(Mesa, AZ)

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I generally buy this loose leaf but couldn't pass up the sale. The tea bags are very handy. Genmai Green tea is a wonderful, unique flavor that sort of tastes like buttered popcorn tea. The toasted rice nicely complements the green tea giving it a delicious aroma and a delicate, toasty taste. While it is caffeinated, it does have less as the toasted rice that makes up the flavor nuances doesn't have caffeine. It really is yummy.

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