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Genmaicha Tea Loose Leaf Green Tea

Genmaicha Tea Loose Leaf Green Tea

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Genmaicha is the name for Japanese green tea that is mixed with roasted brown rice. This genmaicha is created using bancha green tea, a Japanese green tea that comes from the same plant as Sencha green tea, but is plucked later in the season. In addition to toasted rice, some popped pieces of rice provides an additional nutty taste that, when coupled with the sensual tanned brew of the bancha, creates a unique savory flavor!

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a.
quick look

information at a glance
genmaicha tea ingredients Bancha green tea, popped rice, and toasted rice
tea type Green tea blend.

Learn more about green tea on our product information pages.
cup color
aroma
flavor
caffeine contentcontains caffeine

b.
buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsTeas should be kept in an airtight container away from light and heat.
good vs badKept in suggested conditions green tea can last 6 months. Please restock often for premium flavor.
why buy genmaicha tea?

c.
blend profile

for genmaicha tea
water temp180°F (not boiling)
time1 minutes
amount2 grams tea per 8 ounces water
infusion method This genmaicha Japanese green tea is made with a base of bancha tea. Bancha is often comprised of the shoots just below the top shoots used for (sencha) tea (it can also be the second harvest of the tea plant). The leaves are a simliar size to sencha and will steep faster than larger leaf teas.

The inclusion of toasted rice makes the infusion of genmaicha more forgiving, since this will often mask any bitterness from accidental oversteeping.

Though tea balls and strainers are often used for tea that isn't pre-bagged, ideal methods of infusing loose leaf teas employ strainers that allow for the tea leaves to completely unfurl and release their flavor. Teapots with removable strainers for tea will allow a fuller flavor.

Some tea enthusiasts dispense with using strainers altogether and drop leaves in the pot directly and then strain the tea when serving into cups. When employing this method be sure to pour out all tea or remaining liquid will get bitter from over-steeping.
notes on tea strength The strength and flavor of tea is a personal experience.

We aim to provide times and temperatures that reduce the risk of allowing the actual tea leaves (or other delicate herbs in blends) to taste bitter due to too much steep time or to get scorched from too much heat.

If you desire a stronger cup, we suggest using more tea rather than a longer steep time to minimize the potential for a more bitter flavor.


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