Genmaicha Brown Rice Tea
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 nutty flavor, 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 green tea and roasted brown rice, 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:
We Also Recommend
"Moonlight Dragon Ball" Yue Guang Bai White Pu-erh Tea
Very light, sweet and mellow taste, with a slight fragrance of honey and red dates
"Night-Blooming Jasmine" Ye Lai Xiang Dan Cong Oolong Tea
Smooth and mellow, with a lingering taste, milky aroma and long lasting soy milk finish
"Seafoam" Chawan Matcha Bowl
A deep and wide, 355ml chawan provides enough room for the chasen to effortlessly move back and forth to produce froth and dissolve the matcha powder. Its robust shape sits nicely in both hands. The sea foam-green lacquer with white accents summons images of ocean waves lightly passing over a sandy shore.
"Silver Needle" Bai Hao Yin Zhen White Tea
Refreshing and sweet taste with a slight soy milk flavor and an amazing, long-lasting finish
"Snow on Soil" Chawan Matcha Bowl
A deep and wide, 355ml chawan provides enough room for the chasen to effortlessly move back and forth to produce froth and dissolve the matcha powder. Its robust shape sits nicely in both hands. White streaks cover the base of rich clay, mimicking snow on a barren winter soil.