I am a sucker for all flavored genmaichas. I don’t come across them very often, but when I do, I just can’t say no. I eagerly and greedily devour these blends whenever I can.
Strawberry Genmaicha from Socra Tea Detroit is no exception. Start off with a gorgeous bed of green tea with toasted rice and huge and I mean HUGE pieces of strawberries. And these are freeze dried strawberries to boot. So they are simply gorgeous. The blend itself is stunning while you look at it in your tea pot, brewing with water freshly prepped right around 195F. The recommendation is to allow the tea to steep for 2-3 minutes and that is exactly what I did.
This tea delivers on all accounts. Fruity, vegetal, with a side of tart and that familiar roasted toasted goodness only genmaichas can delilver. Unlike a lot of flavored teas, the strawberry flavor is not lost in this blend. I can’t say the strawberry flavor is the star but its standing proud for sure. What I am really loving is this wonderful marriage between the tart semi sweet strawberries and the toasted green tea flavor that genmaichas are known to yield.
A beautifully well balanced flavored genmaicha that will appease all of your senses. I found myself lost in the moment while drinking the tea, just enjoying the tastes and experience of the tea. That’s a sign of a gorgeous tea blend.
Well done Socra Tea Detroit. . well done. . .
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Socra Tea Detroit
Here, the characteristic Japanese genmaicha is supported wonderfully by a smooth green tea. The added strawberry pieces perfect the creation.
Ingredients: green tea, peeled rice, flavoring, freeze- dried strawberry pieces.