A young monk asked the wise tea master Lao Cha:
— Sensei, what happens when you blend wonderful, fresh Spring sencha with delicious, aromatic, and nutritious rice?
— You will get Genmaicha, a tea which is most admired and cherished in Japan.
This Genmaicha is made by first soaking, and then roasting brown rice and then blending it with sencha, which is a Japanese green tea. With a bright yellowish-green liquid and sweet taste, this tea does not only have the freshness of green tea, but also the fragrance of fried rice.
Brown rice is rich in Vitamin C, B2, B6 and low in calories. It is rich in fiber, which can benefit gastrointestinal motility. While sencha is rich in tannins. Genmaicha, combining the benefits of brown rice and green tea, makes a great everyday beverage and is an unmistakable exponent of Japanese culture.
175℉ / 80℃
0.5g per 1oz/30ml 1min
0.5g per 1oz/30ml 1min + 15sec for each subsequent infusion
How to brew Japanese Green Teas: