Genmaicha is a specialty Japanese green tea that is blended with fire-toasted brown rice. Our Genmaicha is a highgrade sencha and Gyokuro base green tea blended with the toasted brown 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. The Gyokuro green tea gives this tea more complexity and adds the “umami” (a Japanese term for savory taste) to the tea.
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 Region: Shizuoka Prefecture
Grade: Sencha and Gyokuro Genmaicha
Manufacture Type: Steamed green tea
Cup Characteristics: Light brownish yellow liquor with toasty flavor, tending sweet.