Your genmaicha pronunciation might be wrong!

Is your genmaicha pronunciation wrong? In this article, we are going to find out. Genmaicha is becoming a popular tea all around the world, but many people pronounce it wrong. In this guide, we will learn to prepare genmaicha pronounce genmaicha and more. Let's get started!🗣

How to pronounce genmaicha

To understand the proper genmaicha pronunciation, you have to understand what the name means.

Genmai is roasted rice and cha is tea. When you are trying out your genmaicha pronunciation, you are essentially just saying the two words side by side, genmai and then cha which means tea.

When you say genmaicha pronounce the hard “g” as in “gap” rather than a soft “g” as in “Giraffe”. This alone will make a huge difference in your genmaicha pronunciation.

For the next half of the genmaicha tea pronunciation, you will want to make sure you pronounce the “i”. It is genmaicha, not genmacha. A lot of people are tempted to pronounce it as “gen matcha” which is probably the second most common genmaicha pronunciation mistake after the soft “g”.


Why genmaicha pronunciation matters

genmaicha pronunciation audio

Now that we've discussed the proper genmaicha pronunciation, let’s discuss why it matters.

Genmaicha is a very special type of Japanese green tea made by combining green tea leaves with roasted rice.

This tea has a long history in Japan dating back to times of famine and economic hardship, but now it is celebrated for its unique flavor profile.

Just like other types of Japanese green teas deserve proper pronunciation genmaicha is also deserving of this, so it is important to learn how to say it correctly.

In the next segment, we are going to take a look at how to pronounce genmaicha and we’ll even show you where to hear the name of the tea being spoken.


Genmaicha pronunciation audio

If you’re looking for genmaicha pronunciation audio, you can find it in our complete video guide about genmaicha tea. 

In addition to learning genmaicha pronunciation, you’ll also learn all the basics of genmaicha tea. We’ll talk about how it was discovered and what it tastes like. You might find that by hearing the words spoken over and over again, you can really improve your genmaicha tea pronunciation.


What about the Matcha iri genmaicha pronunciation?

In addition to genmaicha, you may also need to think about matcha iri genmaicha pronunciation. Genmaicha iri genmaicha is essentially made by mixing matcha powder with genmaicha tea. This gives the tea a stronger flavor, a more vibrant green color and a higher caffeine content.

To pronounce the name of this tea, you just say the word matcha (ma cha) iri (ee ree) and then genmaicha as we discussed before. As you will find, matcha iri genmaicha pronunciation is just as easy as the genmaicha pronunciation.

How to prepare Genmaicha

Now that we've learned the proper genmaicha pronunciation, let's learn how to prepare it! Here are a few basic steps you can follow to make the perfect cup of genmaicha tea.

Step 1: Measure out 5 grams of tea and put it into a Japanese kyusu teapot

Step 2: Pour in 150ml of water at a temperature of 175°F or 80°C

Step 3: Let the tea brew undisturbed for 1 minute

Step 4: Pour the tea out and your teapot will automatically sift out the leaves so they don't end up in your cup. Enjoy your genmaicha tea!

If you want the full brewing guide, you can read out complete article on brewing genmaicha

What are the benefits of Genmaicha? 

There are many different genmaicha tea benefits that can be had simply by drinking the tea. Let’s quickly outline some of the major genmaicha benefits in this short list:

  1. High in Antioxidants
  2. Can Lower the risk of Heart Disease
  3. Can Lower Cholesterol
  4. Can Reduce Inflammation
  5. Low in Caffeine (if you're interested in the Genmaicha caffeine level, we strongly recommend you to read the article 👉 A Scientific Appoach to Genmaicha Caffeine Level)
  6. Low in Calories
  7. Good for Mental Health
  8. Good for Reducing Stress
  9. Good for Digestion and gut health
  10. Good for the Skin
  11. Good for the Hair
  12. Very affordable
  13. Easy to prepare

So I hope by now you have learned how to prepare genmaicha pronounce genmaicha and what to look for when you drink a cup of the tea. If you want to learn more about genamaicha prnounciation or about genmaicha tea in general, you can watch some of our videos on youtube and be a Japanese tea master in no time!

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