Description: For years now, Chinese tea makers have been producing Japanese-style teas in their own tea-growing territories. This traditional Japanese Genmaicha tea is made of traditionally prepared sencha leaf with added, lightly toasted brown rice. The liquor is an attractive pale leaf-green and the nose is fragrant with notes of sweet grass.
Tasting Notes: The cup is smooth with a linger of soft, savoury kelp. The rice adds a gentle, malted finish.
Brewing Instructions: 2g per cup; 90-95ºC water; steep 5 minutes and re-steep once or twice.
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.