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Genmaicha (Organic): A Hearty, Warming Japanese Tradition
Genmaicha, sometimes called “popcorn tea,” is a unique green tea brewed from tea leaves blended together with toasted rice. Japanese households mixed toasted rice with tea was as a way to extend their tea supply until the following spring. The tea quickly became a favorite across Japan due to its delicate sweetness and hearty flavor.
Our version of this tea uses high-quality Bancha and premium Japanese short-grain rice. The balanced marriage of green tea and rice make this tea an ideal beverage for a macrobiotic diet. It’s flavorful, refreshing, and has a subtle sweetness. Japanese households typically enjoy this tea in the afternoon.
- Uji, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
- Toasty, mealy, slightly sweet and nutty caremel notes that the toasted pieces contribute. The taste is bright, with a grassy edge.
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