Tea of Inquiry Full-Leaf Tea Reviews

Gets boring fast, and pretty nasty when it cools down
3 Stars This shopper rated the product 3 out of 5 stars

from TX on wrote:
I eat at this local Korean restaurant that serves a tea I always enjoyed, and they told me the Korean name and found out it was the same as Genmaicha. So I was excited when I found RoT sold a can. I ordered it and loved the burnt rice aroma of the opened can and how it smelled when it brewed. First cup was great. After a few days though I found it was getting harder to drink. Then I started bringing it to work where I am a cook and I periodically sip on it. When it’s warm it’s definitely toasty and full, and pretty nice. When it’s cold I felt like I was drinking sea sesame oil and it actually made me nauseated. Not the tea itswlf, but psychologically as I was drinking it I kept thinking of a bottle of sesame oil and it made my stomach churn. Like I said the tea is nice and toasty, smells great, and you can be heavy handed with how much you brew since it isn’t overpowering. But drinking it all the time, and after my experience with it cold, kind of turned me off of it. Good product but one I will enjoy when I go to my Korean restaurant once in a blue moon, instead of drinking it regularly at home.

A good tea companion for reading and/or at work
5 Stars This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

from WA on wrote:
I've bought this loose-leaf tea for years -- by the big bag. It's my go-to tea for when I want to sit down and think. At work it was my desk tea; at home, I drinking when reading or working on a project. It's a hearty tea with a reliable flavor and, of all the teas with toasted rice that I've tasted, it has the best roast and best balance of rice to tea.

Delicious!!
5 Stars This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

from IA on wrote:
I just got this one yesterday. It is super authentic to the genmaicha I used to drink in Japan.

Smells Bad!
1 Star This shopper rated the product 1 out of 5 stars

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 This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

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 This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

from WI on wrote:
Excellent. Excellent My favorite.

Toasty tea
4 Stars This shopper rated the product 4 out of 5 stars

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 This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

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 This shopper rated the product 4 out of 5 stars

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 This shopper rated the product 5 out of 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 This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

from MI on wrote:
This one is my favorite by far!

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 This shopper rated the product 4 out of 5 stars

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.

Classic
5 Stars This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

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 shopper rated the product 1 out of 5 stars

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

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.

YUM
5 Stars This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

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 This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

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.

Hearty
5 Stars This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

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 This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

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!

Wonderful!
5 Stars This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

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 This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

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!