I need a Genmaicha recommendation

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Aug 3rd, '12, 17:34
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I need a Genmaicha recommendation

by cinemadonkey » Aug 3rd, '12, 17:34

I've been looking to try a Genmaicha for a while now, which vendor would you recommend to buy from?

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Aug 3rd, '12, 19:55
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Re: I need a Genmaicha recommendation

by sherubtse » Aug 3rd, '12, 19:55

Well, I like Mellow Monk's products. You might try their "Harmony Tea™ — Green Tea with Roasted Brown Rice".

You will find it here, down near the bottom:

http://www.mellowmonk.com/buyGreenTea.htm#bestsellers

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sherubtse

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Aug 4th, '12, 06:43
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Re: I need a Genmaicha recommendation

by sherubtse » Aug 4th, '12, 06:43

In addition, O-Cha has an interesting one, mixed with some matcha:

http://www.o-cha.com/organic-genmaicha.html

And Maiko has a karigane genmaicha:

http://www.maiko.ne.jp/english/shopping/genmai.htm

Although I have never tried these, the companies that sell them are top-notch, as is Mellow Monk, of which I spoke in the previous post.

Best wishes,
sherubtse

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Aug 4th, '12, 06:50
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Re: I need a Genmaicha recommendation

by sriracha » Aug 4th, '12, 06:50

sherubtse wrote:In addition, O-Cha has an interesting one, mixed with some matcha:

http://www.o-cha.com/organic-genmaicha.html



Matcha-iri is very addictive in my experience, watch out! :D

Aug 4th, '12, 13:45
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Re: I need a Genmaicha recommendation

by cinemadonkey » Aug 4th, '12, 13:45

Wow! That Genmaicha from Maiko teas is a great deal, a 7oz bag got 800 yen (roughly $10 US dollars). I'm hoping its good quality since this price is too good to beat.

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Re: I need a Genmaicha recommendation

by GreenwoodStudio » Aug 4th, '12, 23:29

I really like Mellow Monk too.

Aug 5th, '12, 12:41
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Re: I need a Genmaicha recommendation

by iovetea » Aug 5th, '12, 12:41

I used to like Yamamotoyama Genmaicha.. even so they say its grown in america ?? I dont know if its true, but its the only genmaicha i like, i tried several 3 times more expensive teas like kusmi genmaicha, genmaicha from tea shops and i didnt like them at all. It has been several years so maybe now my taste is more sophisticated but back then i really like Yamamotoyama Genmaicha more then all other Genmaicha teas.

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Aug 21st, '12, 19:58
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Re: I need a Genmaicha recommendation

by Teacup1980 » Aug 21st, '12, 19:58

For Genmaicha, I definitely recommend Sugimoto (SA). They won some awards for their Genmaicha, I believe :D

http://www.sugimotousa.com/mm5/merchant ... y_Code=GC9

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Aug 26th, '12, 18:45
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Re: I need a Genmaicha recommendation

by edkrueger » Aug 26th, '12, 18:45

A note on Genmaicha... It seems a lot of more American market vendors are making genmaicha with "finer" leaves with the intention that it should be brewed at around 175F. More traditional genmaicha are made with "coarser" leaves and brewed at around 212F. This also probably explains a lot of the price difference between Ocha and Mellow monk on one hand and Maiko, Yamamotoyama and Ippodo on the other. I'm not sure where Sugimoto fits in.

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