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Green Tea

Genmaicha

Mellow, Toasted, Warming From Abe River Garden, Shizuoka, Japan Crafted by Tea Maker Hiromi Wada
A beautiful balance of spring picked and steamed bancha green tea, combined with high quality, roasted and puffed mochigome rice, for a delectable toasted, warming flavour.

Genmaicha

玄米茶

Genmaicha has historically been regarded as rustic tea with a hearty and enjoyable flavour. The Japanese word Genmaicha (literally, brown rice and tea) refers to the addition of rice to a green tea base. For our version of this much loved tea, we have used an equal 50:50 balance of high quality mochigome rice to bancha green tea. The warm, toasted flavour of the puffed white rice kernels floating on toasted brown rice, is perfectly complemented by deep steamed tea leaves that are highly regarded for their umami flavour and rich texture.

  • Cultivar - Yabukita
  • Picked - Spring
  • Oxidisation level - 0%

Tasting notes

  • What to Look For

    White popped rice kernels floating on toasted brown rice and dark green tea leaves.

  • Aroma

    Warming scents of toasted grains.

  • In the Cup

    A refined yellow-green shade.

  • Taste

    Sweet with barley notes and mellow umami.

Origin

Genmaicha has historically been regarded as rustic tea with a hearty and enjoyable flavour. The Japanese word Genmaicha (literally, brown rice and tea) refers to the addition of rice to a green tea base. For our version of this much loved tea, we have used an equal 50:50 balance of high quality mochigome rice to bancha green tea. The warm, toasted flavour of the puffed white rice kernels floating on toasted brown rice, is perfectly complemented by deep steamed tea leaves that are highly regarded for their umami flavour and rich texture.
  • Cultivar - Yabukita
  • Picked - Spring
  • Oxidisation level - 0%

Origin

Tasting notes

  • What to Look For

    White popped rice kernels floating on toasted brown rice and dark green tea leaves.

  • Aroma

    Warming scents of toasted grains.

  • In the Cup

    A refined yellow-green shade.

  • Taste

    Sweet with barley notes and mellow umami.

The perfect cup

  • Measure 4g or 2tsp per cup (250ml)
  • Heat water to 90°C
  • Infuse tea for 3 minutes
  • You can re-infuse this tea once

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  1. Rating
    100%

    1 month ago

    Popping

    It has this lovely scent “kaori” kinda like pop corn. It’s green tea with a twist. I was pleasantly surprised by it. If you’re looking for a new thing I’d recommend you give it a try
  2. Rating
    80%

    4 months ago

    Genmaicha

    A green tea with character and a bit different- the smell and flavour of subtle "sugar puffs" is pleasant , nostalgic and not overpowering.Highly recommended.
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