Sampler Sunday! Woke with a migraine this morning, and since I will probably forego food for a while, and am still trying to use up all the sample packets from the Great T2 Sampler Sale of 2018, when I saw I had a genmaicha one left, I figured that would be breakfast. I’m sure I already had a T2 genmaicha in those samplers… I guess the difference is this is the matcha coated one, so they had two included. shrugs Genmaicha tends to be pretty easy on my stomach, even when it’s being horrendous. I just put the whole 5g sampler into a 500ml teapot which is a bit stronger than I brew greens, but I usually do brew genmaicha and houjicha with more leaf than other greens so should be fine. Smells nice and toasty.
It’s genmaicha. Warm and comforting. Very forward with toasted rice, roasted nuts, and oaty notes, with a strong finish of grass, that starts out quite sweet, and turns just slightly sharper near the end of the sip. There is a nice vegetal aftertaste, which I assume comes from the matcha. Very smooth with no vegetal astringency.
Somehow, genmaicha continues to always be a very comforting/settling tea for me, and a good choice when I want something caffeinated first thing in the morning. Mint and ginger are my other two stomach-settling vices, but they don’t provide the added benefit of alertness.
Flavors: Oats, Roasted Nuts, Sweet, Warm Grass, Toasted Rice, Vegetal