Green Tea Blend, Genmaicha, Japan

Grain of Truth N°314


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A Japanese green tea blend of fine sencha and roasted brown rice

A true rags-to-riches story, this "people's tea" once relegated to the poor has climbed the ranks to become a delicacy on its own merits. Our blend of roasted sweet rice and fine sencha is a hearty, everyday favorite encapsulating genmaicha’s quintessential toasty essence.

popcorn, grassy, fresh

  • Green tea
  • brown rice (roasted)
Quantity Temperature Time
Quantity Temperature Time
2 tsp / 250 ml 70° C / 160° F 1st infusion 120 sec.
2nd infusion 120 sec.

Ready for a savory delight? Originally a poor man’s tea, due to the roasted rice being used to “fill” or “stretch” the tea, genmaicha, the “people’s tea,” has long since advanced to a class of its own and remains a popular staple in Japan. Due to its lower caffeine content, genmaicha can be drunk in large quantities any time of the day and serves well paired with food or as a hearty beverage able to curb the appetite. Like its namesake in Tanazaki's novel, Naomi, The Great Joji adds a touch of brazen fun to the hallowed tradition of Japanese sencha with its popcorn-like kernels of roasted rice that set a lively visual contrast and imbue this mild steep with fragrant hints of roasted coffee beans.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Easy-going tea blend

It is my favorite green tea and the one I drink almost daily. A very placid and smooth tea, without complications. The flavor of the toasted rice does not overpower the sweet taste of the green sencha tea.

Take me places.

Pure roasted, slightly smoked, happiness in a tea cup.

Popcorn tea

It smells like popcorn happiness in a tea. Not at all bitter, very clear in profile, with a warmth from the rice. Careful though - it's easy to go overboard and overcaffeinate with this lovely one.

Tea of choice for creative workers

Grain of Truth is one of the first teas I bought from P&T. I'm a huge fan of Japanese green teas, and this one instantly became one of my favorites. It is full-flavored, and as described in the Tasting Notes, it has a balanced combination of popcorn and grass.

I've found this tea to be a perfect company for the work that requires creativity. The caffeine helps to keep focused, while its flavor feeds the imagination. A cup of Grain of Truth is my choice for research, pondering and writing.

Very decent genmaicha

Great quality. Light, not bitter. Not as full-bodied as I'm used to, but still lovely.

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