A fresh, nutty and pleasantly mild aromatic tea, Japanese genmaicha is a real beauty. This tea is made from Japanese green tea with roasted brown rice - the so-called "genmai". The rice that gave the tea its name evokes popcorn, the puffed rice gives off a lightly roasted aroma.
In the infusion, the roasted rice has a warming, calming effect on the body and is particularly beneficial for the stomach and digestion. It is a perfect tea after eating.
I like to start my mahi (work) with Genmaicha, I enjoy the boost and clarity it gives me. The aroma's are nothing like you'd expect, it's sweet and savoury but definitely not overpowering. The roasted rice complements the Japanese Sencha nicely adding a nutty finish. I never leave in the pot for too long or you'll end up with a bitter and very hearty green tea. I add one teaspoon per cup and steep 2-4 times at 80-90c degrees, I won't steep for longer than 3 minutes, less it better. If you are new to Genmaicha, try several variations of temperature and steeping times to suit you.
Cups per packet
20gm: Makes 16 Cups
50gm: Makes 40 Cups
|How to brew||
1-2 teaspoons per 250ml, brew for 1-2 minutes at 80-90c.
|Packaging||Sealed in air tight home compostable bags.|
|How to store||Store below 18c in a dry place, out of light.|