Green Tea Blend, Genmaicha, Japan

Grain of Truth N°314

€11

VAT included, shipping excluded

€22,00/100g We dispatch within 1-2 working days

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.

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