Known as "brown rice tea" - Genmaicha is a Japanese specialty tea and is perhaps the most popular of all of the tea offerings from Japan.
Why we selected this lot. A traditional blend combining all of the ingredients and resulting flavors that make this tea a world favorite. The Sencha leaf is a high-grade, full of pungent flavor. Rice hulls are roasted to a savory taste. Add in bits of popcorn and this tea is ideal for relaxing and wonderful with light food.
Interesting facts about this tea. It is perhaps the most popular of all Japanese teas. Higher grades of Genmaicha use the Sencha leaf. The leaf is processed first by steaming followed by a pan-firing. The roasted rice hulls serve to temper the more pungent notes of the Sencha and provide the "toasty" notes to the tea. Made in Japan.
Taste profile. Our Genmaicha has a nice crisp, uplifting savory taste. Offers a "toasty" flavor. Infusion is cloudy yellow-green and is excellent served hot or cold. It is refreshing at most any time of day and goes very well with light foods.
Brewing suggestions. Use a rounded teaspoon or 4 grams for 8-12 ounces of water at a temperature of 185-195 degrees F. Steep for 2-3 minutes and taste. Cup should be savory and smooth. Leaves yield multiple infusions.