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Genmaicha
Organic Green Tea Blend

  • 250g
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  • 85 servings
    $0.46 per cup
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    $0.53 per cup
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  • Description
  • Origin
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Genmaicha originated centuries ago when Buddhist monks mixed green tea with the browned rice stuck to the bottom of their rice cauldrons in a gesture of humility and conservation. Soon after, tea vendors throughout Japan began blending sencha and bancha with roasted rice, creating a widely popular green tea that is perfect at breakfast time or as a daily drinking green tea for additional substance. Our Genmaicha is made with roasted sticky rice for a rich nutty sweetness that blends perfectly with the fresh flavor of sencha.



Tasting Notes: Golden infusion with a toasty aroma and nutty flavor

Ingredients: Organic green tea and organic roasted sticky rice.

This tea originates in Japan. Explore the tea regions of Shizuoka, Japan below.


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Water Temperature: 180°F
Leaf to Water Ratio: 1 tablespoon per 8 ounces
Steep Time: 2-3 minutes

Kyusu Brewing from Rishi Tea on Vimeo.

For the best infusions, we recommend brewing this tea in a Tokoname teapot.

We encourage you to experiment with the quantity of tea leaves and the length of the steep time to find your desired brew strength. Varying the water temperature isn't recommended, as water that is too hot will over-extract the bitter components of tea, while water that is too cool might not fully draw out the aromas and flavors of tea.
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By Alex Strick van Linschoten on March 1, 2015
Delft, Holland, AL United States
Nutty flavoured green tea. Not too strong. A sweetish aftertaste, with hints of caramel -- that's probably the roasted rice. An unusual taste, but actually pretty pleasant.

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By Dave B. on May 11, 2012
Weymouth, MA United States
I've had several different versions of genmaicha, most of which I've imported directly from Japan. I tried this version from Rishi Tea and it is very good. It is quite expensive for genmaicha, though, so it's not really a good value compared to what else is available. Most genmaicha uses lower quality green tea with the roasted brown rice, which is why the rice is added, to add flavor to the lower grade tea picked later in the season. Rishi's genmaicha appears to use higher quality green tea, so that may be why the price is higher. I think that hot water is necessary to bring out the flavor of the rice, as well as the flavor of lower quality green tea. Higher quality green tea requires lower water temp, so mixing it with the rice poses a conflict in brewing temperature. Overall, this is a very good tea but with the reservations I noted.

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