Character: Toasty and jammy notes with lightly vegetative flavor. Genmaicha is one of the world's most unique teas. The tea is usually made using Japanese Sencha or Bancha grade teas - ours is a steamed Sencha - and is blended with roasted rice kernels making the tea look as though it has been mixed with popcorn. The flavor of Genmaicha is light, with mild nutty overtones. The tea can be brewed at a slightly higher temperature than most green teas in order to bring out this wonderfully mild flavor. Genmaicha is an excellent palate cleanser and is perfect for drinking with Asian-themed meals. This quality has made it one of the most popular teas in Japan. This tea is grown organically; no pesticides or chemical fertilizers were used in its production. Certified Organic by QMI Organic Inc. Certificate #: 150 - 200. USDA Certified Organic.
Country of Origin: Japan
Region: Shizuoka Prefecture
Grade: Steamed Sencha
Altitude: 1000' ft. above sea level
Manuf. Type: Orthodox
Infusion: Bright, emerald infusion
Ingredients: Luxury green tea, Roasted rice
Hot Tea: This tea is best enjoyed by pouring 180F/90C water over the leaves (1 tsp per cup) for 3 minutes (longer=stronger). Don't remove the leaves. Can be infused repeatedly 2-3 times using higher temperatures & shorter infusions until flavor is exhausted.
Iced Tea: Pour 1 1/4 cups of hot water over 6 teaspoons of tea and steep for 5 minutes. Pour into pitcher while straining leaves, add ice and top up with cold water to make a quart of iced tea. Garnish and sweeten to taste.
Note: As a Certified Organic Food Handler and Tea Supplier these products are certified 100% organic and are grown without conventional pesticides, petroleum based fertilizers or sewage-sludge based fertilizers. Our producer is certified by the following organic programs:
- NOP (US - USDA - CERT: 150-2008)
- COR (CANADA - CFIA - CERT: 150-2008)
- EU (Organic Farmers and Growers - CERT: CANP0038)