Green Tea Blend, Genmaicha, Japan

Grain of Truth N°314

€9

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€18,00/100g 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)*

*certified organic
DE-ÖKO-070

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

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M.S.M.
Genmaicha is one of my favorites!

I love genmaicha since I first tasted it! P & T has a pretty good one here :)

J
J.K.
Great aroma and clarity

Just what you expect, amazing aroma from the roasted grains and clean smooth flavour from the tea.

K
K.A.
A book you want to read over and over again

This tea brought me to Paper and Tea. I have never tasted anything like it. It's one of those teas which you prepare and can't stop drinking. People say that teas have aromas and all that, but honestly, this tea is just tasty. You can't stop drinking it.
It's also the kind of tea you can truly prepare several times. You get at least 3 large cups from a couple of spoons of it, and even the 4th might work.

Totally recommend it. Once you try it, you won't go back.

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A.W.
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.

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A.
Take me places.

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

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