Let’s Talk Tea – Edgecumbe’s Tea & Coffee – Popcorn Genmaicha | Review

Hey there Teacups! It’s time again for another Let’s Talk Tea post, this time around it features Edgecumbe’s Tea & Coffee’s amazing Popcorn Genmaicha. A speciality Japanese green tea that’s blended with fire roasted rice. Slightly nutty-like flavour and natural sweetness. Truly a unique and delicious tasting tea. The tea used for this blend is from the Shizuoka Prefecture in Japan grown 500 – 1500m above sea level.

 

Dry Leaves

Vegetal – Roasted Rice – Sweet – Fresh – Nutty

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Tea Tasting Notes

(Cup) Brewing Guide: 2-4 mins | Two teaspoon of tea per cup | 80-90 Degree (C) Water

(Gaiwan) Brewing Guide: Start steeps at 5 seconds and go up from there | 3-4g of Tea | 85 Degree (C) Water

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To put it simply this blend is AMAZING. It’s probably one of if not the best genmaicha blends I have ever had it’s perfectly balanced incredibly refreshing. The roasted notes from the fire roasted rice are strong but not overpowering and pair perfectly with the vegetal notes of the sencha. It’s quite naturally sweet which I don’t normally get from genmaicha blends and I did notice slight nuttiness to it in the aftertaste. I’ve tried a lot of genmaicha blends in the last few years and until now I thought they were all quite similar and not many stood out from the others but this one really does. There was no astringency to it at all and it was in no way shape or form drying in the mouth (I find that some genmaicha blends can be). I steep this in my glass gaiwan and with 4g of tea I managed to do 13 steeps, normally with genmaicha’s I can only do around 6-8 so I was surprised that this stood its ground for so long.

Overall Teacup Rating: 5/5

So far, I’ve loved every single tea & blend that Edgecumbe’s Tea & Coffee have very kindly sent to me and this one set the bar even higher. I still have a few teas left from Edgecumbe’s, so you haven’t seen the last of them yet (my next post featuring them will go up next month). You can find out more about Edgecumbe’s Tea & Coffee and buy this blend for yourself here.

As always Teacups If you have any questions at all either stick them in the comments or send them to me on twitter or Instagram (@teaisawishblog) and I’ll answer them as soon as I can.

Speak to you all on Sunday. Happy Steeping! – Kimberley

 

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