After brewing, genmaicha remains clear and pale green. Genmaicha has an underlying green tea astringent taste, with a mild smoky flavour that can have a roasted after-taste that is somewhat off-putting. Drink genmaicha is the perfect accompaniment to a Japanese lunch and can be drunk in the afternoon, but should not be drunk in the evening.
- Quantity: 1 teaspoon (2½ g) per cup or person
- Water: 70oC (160oF)
- Brew time: 2 - 3 minutes
- Dattner, C. (2007) The Taste of Tea, Flammarion. ISBN 9782080300225.