Smells Bad!

1 Star Smells Bad!

from PA on wrote:

Tea smelled fine when I opened the tin. After brewing, however, the smell was really bad! The taste wasn't quite as bad. I suppose the smell came from the toasted rice? I took a few more sips to see if it would grow on my, but it didn't. Threw out that cup of tea and then the tea itself. Will not purchase again. Wasted $5.00.

Delicious Earthy Tea

5 Stars Delicious Earthy Tea

from CT on wrote:

This is a delicious and almost filling tea. Very earthy and toasty. It reminds me a bit of the tea blends used in Japanese restaurants. One of my new favorites.

Tea of Inquiry loose tea

5 Stars Tea of Inquiry loose tea

from WI on wrote:

Excellent. Excellent My favorite.

Toasty tea

4 Stars Toasty tea

from FL on wrote:

I just purchased this tea for the first time. This tea almost has a hint of a popcorn taste to it because of the rice. The green tea is a little on the bitter side but adding a little honey brightens it up. Overall it's a lighter tea and very good to sip on during a cold day.

My only green tea

5 Stars My only green tea

from DC on wrote:

I'm a die-hard black tea drinker, and normally don't give much thought to green tea. Even very expensive green tea tastes odd and grassy to me. (I know, it's supposed to - just not my thing.) But this is a notable exception. I've ordered this several times over the years. It's sweet and nutty, needs nothing added to it, good to the last drop.

Nice tea, pretty earthy

4 Stars Nice tea, pretty earthy

from MA on wrote:

This tea is nice but not the best green tea + toasted rice one that I have tasted. The green tea itself tastes very earthy...not bad, just different. It is still good and a delicious tasting cup of green tea!

5 Stars

from on wrote:

My favorite tea! Hard to get through a day without a cup either hot or cold.

A fine tea indeed

5 Stars A fine tea indeed

from MI on wrote:

This one is my favorite by far!

Tea of Inquiry

Tea of Inquiry

from on wrote:

I have had this tea before and was recently told to try cooking rice in this tea or some other tea that I like, that it is amazing. Now I am curious about using tea in other cooking, maybe braising chicken? Using it as a soup base?

pricey genmaicha

4 Stars pricey genmaicha

from OK on wrote:

genmaicha traditionally is a cheaper tea... i'm not sure if my mix was a bit off but it tasted primarily of toasted rice, but not the super golden crisp flavor i'm used to. i think i'll mix this with a cheaper green to get the proportions right. it's great, but not what i'm accustomed to.


5 Stars Classic

from OH on wrote:

I have been drinking this tea for years! There is something so comforting about it. I enjoy it in the late afternoon when I'm starting to feel sleepy, and I begin to think about a snack. I always feel refreshed and alert after I drink a cup. I do think the rice flavor can help to satisfy hunger, but I also think this tea is great after a meal for digestion. I think this tea and Spring Cherry Green are probably both good introductions to green tea. Also, the price is very good.

This tea has a very grassy/ earthy taste

1 Star This tea has a very grassy/ earthy taste

from VA on wrote:

I did not like this tea because it has a grassy/ earthy taste. Good quality, I just don't prefer this taste in a tea.

My New Favorite

My New Favorite

from FL on wrote:

I love the full bodied, earthy taste of toasty rice and a hearty green tea. I just received my 50 cup tin three days ago and it is three quarters empty. The best tea I have ever tasted.


5 Stars YUM

from WA on wrote:

Excellent tea. Exactly the flavor I was hoping for - strong vegetal and rice. This is my absolute favorite tea. It tastes exceptionally wonderful made in Yixing tea ware.

At last, a green tea I like!

5 Stars At last, a green tea I like!

from IN on wrote:

I'd been wanting to try this for a long time, but was a bit leery since I normally can't stand the taste of green teas. This was wonderful...reminded me of rice crackers with nori.


5 Stars Hearty

from PA on wrote:

A great tea for winter or to tide you over between meals. The green tea is balanced by the warm, toasted taste of the rice.

Green Tea with Toasted Rice

5 Stars Green Tea with Toasted Rice

from WI on wrote:

This tea is absolutely my favorite. I drink it hot or iced, either way the toasted rice adds a nice nutty flavor to the green tea! Delicious!


5 Stars Wonderful!

from OR on wrote:

I absolutely love this tea, the fire-toasted rice adds a wonderful flavor to the smoothness of this green tea. It is a wonderful treat at the beginning or end of any day. I usually add a small amount of honey and it is so good. I would recommend this tea to anyone!

Savory and nutty

5 Stars Savory and nutty

from CA on wrote:

I love the nutty savory texture/taste of this tea. Good to drink when you are hungry and don't have a snack nearby!