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Bancha is a summer tea made after the Sencha season. Because there is so much of this inexpensive tea, an innovative Kyoto tea merchant thought to combine the the two staples of the Japanese diet, bringing Genmaicha into existance. Once considered a cheap peasant beverage, Genmaicha has recently come into vogue among the Japanese urban elite.
Dry Leaves Broad yellow-green Bancha tea leaves are mixed with toasted brown rice.
Liquor The liquor is vibrant light green tinged slightly khaki brown from the rice.
Aroma The predominant aroma is the roasted brown rice with light vegetal undernotes and hints of citrus from the Bancha.
Caffeine Level Caffeinated
Body Genmiacha is a light-bodied green tea.
Flavors Above a baseline vegetal flavor of spring grass, there is the strong roasted flavor from the toasted rice. It is evocative of popcorn.
Brewing Time 1 to 2 minutes
Brewing Temperature 160° F

Genmaicha

Genmaicha is a different kind of Japanese green tea that many people find intriguing. Brown rice kernels ("genmai") are added while the green Bancha leaves ("cha") are being dried, so the kernels get crispy and some burst open. Genmaicha has a unique appearance and a pleasant roasted flavor. Kosher.
A different sort of Japanese tea that many find intriguing. Rice kernels are added while the green leaves are being dried, so the kernels get crispy and some burst open. The genmaicha has a unique appearance and a pleasant roasted flavor.
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Genmaicha – Loose Tea, Sample
SKU: 49008-042
$2.00
Genmaicha – Loose Tea, 4 oz Tin
SKU: 44223
$8.50
Genmaicha – Loose Tea, 8 oz Tin
SKU: 48041
$14.00
Genmaicha – Loose Tea, 1 lb Bag
SKU: 41634
$24.00
Genmaicha – Tea Sachets, Bag of 50
SKU: 50537
$21.00

Quick Overview

A different sort of Japanese tea that many find intriguing. Rice kernels are added while the green leaves are being dried, so the kernels get crispy and some burst open. The genmaicha has a unique appearance and a pleasant roasted flavor.

Customer Reviews

KLK

2/15/16

Best Ever!
Average Review:

I have been drinking Genmaicha green tea ever since I lived in Japan 1978-1982. It keeps me healthy and wards off colds and sore throats during the cold and flu season. I cannot believe they are out of the 50 sachet bags. Hope it becomes available soon!

Laura

1/12/16

Genmaicha, otherwise known as the People's tea
Average Review:

What's not to like about this tea? It certainly is a great starter for people wanting to get into Japanese tea drinking, as matcha powders can be bitter to newcomers. With it's nutty flavor and short seeping time, it's light, enjoyable, and overall a treat.

Bobbie

12/21/14

A Pleasing Broth!
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I have used Genmaicha tea for years as a base stock for my Chicken and Rice Soup...what an amazing flavor it lends to this soup! In fact I have almost converted all of my chicken stock recipes/soup bases to contain all or at least a mixture of 1/2 Genmaicha tea and 1/2 stock. Try it, you won't be disappointed! And the health benefits...a bonus!

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