Japanese green tea with toasted rice. Sounds odd, works well. A traditional Japanese recipe combining toasted and partially puffed rice grains with green tea leaves, to produce a tea with a distinctive, sweet and nutty taste.
Taste Notes : Toasted Loveliness Origin : Japan
Ingredients : Japan green tea, wholemeal puffed rice
Brewing : Brewing the best cup. One teaspoon per cup. Boiling water is too fierce for green teas. So, for just-off the boil water, simply boil the kettle, let it sit for three to four minutes, then brew your tea, 2+ mins, sweeten to taste, no milk.
Details : Genmaicha ("brown rice tea") is the Japanese name for green tea combined with roasted brown rice. Japan, a country with an ancient tea tradition, only produces green tea, much of which is consumed internally. Japanese green tea boasts a distinctive fresh, green character and appearance. Japanese Green tea is processed differently than the Chinese green teas -- after plucked, it is steamed to neutralize oxidation versus pan-fired.
I am very grateful to be able to find this wonderful tasting, very good quality Genmai-cha in Cornwall - great to be able to buy locally at Tugboat Truro.
The Genmaicha I purchased tastes really nice. The mix of toasted brown rice and green tea leaves is just right. Tugboat were quick to send it me, and I am very pleased with how easy it was to buy it online.
Out of the ordinary
A nice balance between the green tea and roasted rice components. A bit savoury in character. Good value.
Japanese tea. Lovely!
One of the best Japanese teas I have ever had. Lovely nutty texture from the corn, very refreshing and well flavoured.
We come back to this tea for each order. Quite different from anything else with the toasty flavour. Like liquid popcorn