Genmaicha is a specialty Japanese green tea that is blended with fire-toasted rice. A good grade Japanese sencha is blended with the toasted rice. The fresh vegetative character of the green tea is imparted on the cup but it is tempered with the bakey-like character of the rice. There is a natural sweetness and almost chewy character to the finish of this tea. During the firing of the rice, it is common for rice to ‘pop’ like popcorn, hence the name "popcorn-tea"
Country of Origin: Japan
Grade: Sencha Genmaicha
Manufacture Type: Steamed green tea
Cup Characteristics: Light brownish yellow liquor with toasty flavor, tending sweet.