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Where should I buy Genmaicha with Matcha?
August 12, 2012 10:21 AM   Subscribe

I have recently developed a taste for Genmaicha with Matcha (green tea with roasted rice), and I am looking for a recommendation for an online source, the loose variety.
posted by nanook to Food & Drink (14 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
 
I love genmaicha! This is the looseleaf brand I buy at a local asian grocery store, available on Amazon.com.
posted by Hermes32 at 10:27 AM on August 12, 2012


I've had good luck with Upton Tea Company.
posted by leahwrenn at 10:37 AM on August 12, 2012


Strictly speaking, "matcha" refers to green tea that's already been milled to a fine powder -- it's not really available in loose-leaf form (or rather, loose-leaf green tea is called sencha, not matcha.)

Green tea with roasted rice is just called genmaicha. And I got some very good loose-leaf genmaicha from tealuxe.

Sorry for being pedantic, but I figure you'll get better results if you know the right terms.
posted by Jeanne at 10:49 AM on August 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


Genmaicha WITH Matcha. I do like both separately, but what I really want is recs as per my original question. (I am quite clear on the terms).
posted by nanook at 11:00 AM on August 12, 2012


Searching for "Matcha-iri genmaicha" might help. Harney and Sons has it.
posted by elsietheeel at 11:46 AM on August 12, 2012


Lupicia is a Japanese company that sells overseas (they may be available in some Japanese grocery stores or gourmet Asian markets depending on where you live). Here's their version: Matcha Kirara Rice Tea Loose Leaf - I'm not sure if they sell it in larger quantities or not. I enjoy their teas.
posted by wintersweet at 12:23 PM on August 12, 2012


Seconding Tealuxe for this and plenty of other teas. Excellent quality and even better customer service.
posted by Rewind at 1:20 PM on August 12, 2012


It's one of my very favorite teas, too! Been getting it from Teavana lately, and I'm super happy with the quality.
posted by mostlymartha at 1:48 PM on August 12, 2012


The Ryokucha from Samovar is the best genmaicha/matcha blend I've ever had.
posted by judith at 2:00 PM on August 12, 2012


I've been getting mine from Den's Tea - great quality and value.
posted by givennamesurname at 3:08 PM on August 12, 2012


I will second the tea from Harney that elsietheeel links to as a very nice blend.
posted by gudrun at 5:01 PM on August 12, 2012


Try Minorien (Shizuoka) or Kimuraen (Ibaraki) .
posted by Ice Cream Socialist at 5:23 PM on August 12, 2012


Upton Tea Company!
posted by thatgirld at 2:32 PM on August 13, 2012


World Spice!
posted by sapere aude at 8:58 PM on August 13, 2012


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