Matcha Black Soybean Rice Tea

Tea type
Food Green Blend
Ingredients
Green Tea, Matcha Powder, Popped Rice
Flavors
Nutty, Roasted, Soybean, Umami, Grain, Grass, Seaweed, Sweet, Toasted, Toasted Rice, Creamy, Roasted Nuts, Smooth, Spinach, Beany, Green Beans, Rice, Earth
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Caffeine
High
Certification
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Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 45 sec 5 g 12 oz / 357 ml

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  • “Thanks to Indigobloom for a sample of this interesting-sounding tea! Yeah, so I probably shouldn’t be drinking this one at night. At least I kept myself from brewing up a couple mates that I have...” Read full tasting note
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  • “My first Lupicia tea!!! A girlfriend of mine went to Japan visiting family and brought back a small tin of this for me. She’s a good friend :) I received the gift last night and indulged in it...” Read full tasting note
  • “This is one of the samples I got got indigobloom. I had it the other night, so this is a bit of a backlog. I used the whole sample, but perhaps maybe I shouldn’t have. It was a strong genmai cha...” Read full tasting note
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  • “There have been a lot of sick people around me, primarily because it’s that time of the year for midterms. I felt like drinking something healthy aka grassy tasting so I steeped a pot of this. I...” Read full tasting note
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From Lupicia

MATCHA BLACK SOYBEAN RICE TEA is a blend of genmaicha (rice tea) with Matcha and high-quality black beans. Enjoy the harmony of sweet roasted black beans and mellow matcha. “Mame” is Japanese for “beans” but it also means “healthy.” This tea was created with a wish for everyone’s health.

Ingredients: Green tea, roasted rice, black soybean, powdered green tea, puffed rice

Steeping Instructions:

Amount of Tea Leaves: 0.14oz(3-4g)
Water Temprature: Boiling Water
Brewing Time: 30sec.-1min.

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33 Tasting Notes

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6043 tasting notes

Thanks to Indigobloom for a sample of this interesting-sounding tea!

Yeah, so I probably shouldn’t be drinking this one at night. At least I kept myself from brewing up a couple mates that I have sitting in my “Drink Me!” pile! I was just so determined to try this one, though, that I didn’t care.

Anyhow, this one tastes much like a genmaicha, but I am definitely noticing the soybean. it’s coming in as a familiar flavour, that of roasted soybeans I’ve had as a snack. It adds a bit of additional… thickness/weight to the tea, which would otherwise be fairly light and toasty. It’s also adding a bit of a weird bitter flavour that I can’t say I’m terribly keen on. I can’t really taste the matcha in here (I don’t imagine it’s a terribly strong flavour, as there wouldn’t have been too much of it).

Although this is definitely an interesting tea that I am glad to have tried, I have to say that I prefer standard genmaichas (or genmaimatchas). The soybeans are adding a strange flavour that I just don’t particularly like, although the flavour difference would probably be unnoticeable if this was consumed with a meal (so perhaps I will try that?)

ETA: Bleh, yeah, the soybeans are definitely causing an off-flavour that I don’t care for. Perhaps I’ll try the rest of the tea I have without the soybeans, to make sure that’s the problem. I’m pretty sure it is though; it’s not necessarily an objectionable flavour, but one I don’t really care for.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Fjellrev

Eh, soybean. Not an ingredient I associate with tea. But they tried, I guess.

Indigobloom

It was recommended that I try it with rock sugar. Seemed to help a little!

Kittenna

Yeah, soybean + tea is not a normal combo.

Indigobloom – perhaps I’ll give that a shot if I remember :)

Indigobloom

good luck heh

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My first Lupicia tea!!!
A girlfriend of mine went to Japan visiting family and brought back a small tin of this for me. She’s a good friend :)
I received the gift last night and indulged in it this morning… so eager was I to try it out!
Funny thing though, I find I really need to be in the mood to enjoy a Genmaicha, and I simply wasn’t… sadly! Thus, my tea thirst was left unsatisfied. shrugs
As for the flavours, well I most definitely notice the rice, and the soybean. Not much different than your standard Genmaicha.
There is a strong roasted note, that reminds me of barley, which I suppose is the “bean” and toasted combo. Behind that there is a matcha sortof flavour, but I don’t find it very strong.
One of the other notes mentions adding some sugar, so I think I’ll try it that way as well next time.

Bonnie

Don’t give up girl! My granddaughters ONLY like it with sugar!

MegWesley

That sounds really interesting. Make sure to try it with sugar and tell us how it is then.

TeaBrat

This one had always looked weird to me and I was afraid to try it!

Kittenna

Hmm, if you have enough of this I’m dying of curiousity now!!

Indigobloom

Bonnie: I will try it that way then, for sure! too bad I left it at work…
MegWesley: You can bet I will :)
AmyOh: I remember reading the reviews ages ago and thinking the same!
Krystaleyn: Definitely!!

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761 tasting notes

This is one of the samples I got got indigobloom. I had it the other night, so this is a bit of a backlog. I used the whole sample, but perhaps maybe I shouldn’t have. It was a strong genmai cha roasty toasty flavour, which isn’t a bad thing…I love genmai cha specifically for those flavours. I could detect a little of the soybean. I had a slightly bitter brew, but it might be due to using all the tea, or not being diligent enough to watch the water temp or time too closely.

This was still a nice tea. It is a nice one to try, and I appreciate the thought to blend this all together.

Indigobloom

aw no, sorry it turned out bitter! :(

Plunkybug

It wasn’t too bitter. It was still very exceptional. And it was bitter from my fault, not the tea. I still really really appreciate you sending it.

Indigobloom

aw my pleasure Heather! :)

Plunkybug

Thanks, A!

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There have been a lot of sick people around me, primarily because it’s that time of the year for midterms. I felt like drinking something healthy aka grassy tasting so I steeped a pot of this. I need something to wake me up that isn’t black tea, but the toasty flavor may put me to sleep.

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836 tasting notes

1.2 tbsp for 375 ml

Nice roasted flavour. Extra savoury and nutty tinge from the soybeans. Oceanic quality of the green is present but possibly milder when compared to other genmaichas. Mild roasted flavour. Clear/smooth/soup-y mouthfeel.

Thanks Indigobloom for sharing!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Stephanie

Sounds interesting

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A very underrated tea in my opinion. Excellent toasty flavor and full body thanks to the matcha. Takes a splash of soy milk very well, which turns the liqueur a beautiful mint-green. You can even eat the beans and rice after brewing (they’re very tasty!)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 1 min, 0 sec
Ricky

How well does the Genmaicha taste show up?

cuteordeath

I’d say you get toasty rice flavor as the forerunner. I’m not sure you even get much flavor from the beans themselves, actually. However, the matcha does give it a richer green tea flavor than one might expect from genmaicha.

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20 tasting notes

Love this tea. It delightful with milk and honey.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 45 sec
Wiseman Tea Co.

I’ve never heard of soy beans in addition to the tea. What type of notes do you recieve from it?

Cofftea

I was eyeing this when I was on their website looking at teaware last nite. I’d never heard of it til then either, but I love teas w/ odd ingredients. I gotta try this one.

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For Mastress Alita’s December Sipdown Challenge – a genmaicha

At first I thought I would have to skip this prompt, because I forget this tea. I am not a genmaicha fan (yet) but I like this as a sweet latte. I forget how light it looks steeped, but the taste is no shrinking violet. I think it is in line with the few other genmaicha I have tried.

I steeped it twice in a Kamjove and added it to a cup, stirred in sugar, and then added warmed milk….lots of warmed milk. It was quite good and gave me the energy after teaching to cook the first big meal I have cooked since Thanksgiving. But it is too burned roasty for me to like it plain, and that goes for any genmaicha, not just this one.

Nattie

Do you like roasted oolongs? Wondering if it’s all roasted teas or specifically genmaichas you’re adverse to

ashmanra

I do like roasted oolongs! I go through phases of preferring roasted, then green, then roasted…and when we buy Dong Ding we tear through it faster than any other tea we buy.

Nattie

Interesting! I love dark roasted oolongs and I’m not a genmaicha fan either, but in my case I think it’s partly my distaste for popped rice cereal, and partly because I’m not big into green tea in general as most genmaichas are.

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1637 tasting notes

Working on sipping through a bunch of random Lucia teabags I have. This is a fine genmaicha, but I’m always a bit disappointed by it. I just wish it had a bit more of an exciting/unique flavor.

Kaylee

Same! It seems like it should be more interesting and then just… isn’t.

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I’ve had kuromame cha several times which is roasted black soybeans steeped in boiling water but this is an interesting mix. Matcha, roasted black soybeans, roasted rice. So matcha iri genmaicha + roasted soybeans.

The dry tea is pretty with dusted green matcha and a few dark-roasted large soybeans. The pale to medium golden liquor smells faintly like beans, black soybeans, vegetal.

I used 5g in 120ml, boiling water 212°F, for 4 steeps: 30 sec, 1m, 1.5m, 5 min. On the last infusion, it was smooth, mellow, slightly sweet beginning, then chased by strong roasted rice and roasted black bean flavor. That was my favorite steep. So I’ll probably keep steeping it until there is no flavor. The earlier infusions, less bean, more umami, vegetal, roasted rice notes.

I think it’s underrated but a few of the reviews enjoyed it as I did. :D

Flavors: Nutty, Roasted, Soybean, Umami

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 5 g 5 OZ / 140 ML
Cameron B.

Yum, I like this one too!

Mastress Alita

I like this one! I’ll use it as ramen broth sometimes, too.

Tiffany :)

Sounds unique but yummy, will have to try this sometime!

Martin Bednář

I can’t imagine it too much, but I would like to try that!

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