Genmaicha - Japan
Genmaicha - Japan

Genmaicha - Japan

Regular price $5.00

Style: Green

Origin: Japan

Description: This classic Japanese tea is world-renowned for combining green tea leaves with lightly toasted grains of brown rice. While adding toasted rice was initially done with Bancha teas (‘last tea,’ a lower grade of green tea) to bulk up the quantity and lower the price for poorer members of society, the distinct warm flavour of genmaicha is now enjoyed across Japan and the world.

Tasting Notes: The grounding, earthy vegetal notes of bancha mix with the toasted sweetness of puffed rice. The result is a gently savoury cup - comforting and refreshing. The cup steeps to a pleasant, clear yellow, and is excellent paired with meals.

Brewing Instructions: 2g per cup. 90ºC water. steep 3 minutes. Re-steep.


Tea cultivation and processing originated in China about 5,000 years ago, and while they carry on a rich and ancient tradition of producing high-quality teas of all styles, their green varieties are truly beyond comparison. The flavour profiles, aromas, and processing techniques from each tea-growing region vary tremendously. Some become silky and smooth, while some become powerful and astringent. Whether for casual daily drinking, or for special moments of ceremony and contemplation, Chinese green teas truly nurture the soul.
The organic teas we import are artisanally farmed and crafted. They may change with each harvest season. The same tea harvested at a different time of year and processed by a different tea maker will vary slightly in flavour and finish.

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