Grade: Genmaicha Green Tea Premium Loose Leaf
Anti-Oxidant Health Level: Very High
Caffeine Level: Low
Shelf Life: 20 years unopened, 2 years after opening
Premium Ingredients: Green Tea
Hot Brew Instructions: 80-90ºC, 1 tsp per 1 cup, 1-3 mins
Cold Brew Iced Tea Instructions: 1 tbsp loose leaf tea makes 1L iced tea, add directly to filtered water in a pitcher and leave overnight 6-8 hours covered.
Description: A nutty, toasted Japanese comfort tea
Genmaicha is defined as any Sencha tea combined with roasted brown rice. Originally, it began as the “people’s tea”, a less expensive and much more available tea, priced so that anyone could purchase it. Today, however, it is popular for its unique look and flavor. Also known as “Popcorn Tea”, as the rice kernels occasionally pop while roasting, it has a unique flavor. With the rice, it tastes nutty, with a toasted flavor and a hint of sweetness. Genmaicha is a great tea during and after every meal, as it cleanses the palate. We suggest using higher temperature water for brewing Genmaicha than you use for brewing Sencha tea, around 85°C. This is essential, as the rice releases its flavors at this temperature. (Genmaicha is a good tea every day, all day. A modern variety of tea, known as Matcha iri Genmaicha, is a mixture of Matcha and Genmaicha. Adding Matcha powder turns the color of the liquor from a light yellow to a dark green. Matcha adds a delicious flavor to the tea. Examples like Matcha iri Genmaicha are why, despite the recent availability of Genmaicha in some grocery stores, it is better to buy from a specialty shop like us. You get better quality tea, unique tastes and fresh tea, straight from Japan!