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Gen Mai Cha Tea

Mix & Match Any Tea Discount
Any 3 x Regular Tea Pouches = £11.50


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
Green Tea

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.

Origin : Japan

Ingredients : Japan green tea, wholemeal puffed rice

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.

Blog : Japanese tea culture

Delivery Information : Order before 1pm for same day shipping with Royal Mail Tracked 48 service. Shipping is free for orders over £30 ( £3.50 below £30 ).

Mix & Match Any Tea Discount
Any 3 x Regular Tea Pouches = £11.50

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
Patrick D.
Olfactory reminiscence

Is it 1976 again? The subtle roast flavour takes me back to my immersion in Macrobiotics and Japanese cooking forty-seven years ago. Thank you Tug Boat for stocking it, and also for the complimentary Jasmine Tea packet - an unexpected bonus :-))


Simply great! Exactly what I was looking for!

Sophie M.
Wonderful Tea

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.

David Sharp
Quality tea

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.

Richard Argall
Out of the ordinary

A nice balance between the green tea and roasted rice components. A bit savoury in character. Good value.