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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

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.
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 4 oz tin
SKU: 44223
$6.75
Genmaicha - loose 8 oz tin
SKU: 48041
$12.50
Genmaicha - 50 sachet bag
SKU: 50537
$19.00
Genmaicha - loose 1 lb bag
SKU: 41634
$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

Bobbie

12/21/14

A Pleasing Broth!
Average Review:

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!

Shannon

6/11/14

A unique tea, and definitely worth a try for both connoisseurs of green tea and those who don't normally enjoy vegetal flavours
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I bought this in the first big variety I ordered from Harney's. This is SUCH a wonderful tea, especially in the afternoon or evening. The tea has such a complex flavour and scent from the toasted rice, and it is so unique amongst green tea.
Best part, my partner, who is not a fan of vegetal flavours, really enjoys this green tea. It is very surprising to see him ask for it, and he has complimented the unique toasted flavours time and again. Highly recommend for anyone looking for something a little different (and enjoyable!)

Niki A

6/9/14

Fun choice for green tea newbies
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The toasted rice really complements the green tea for a really pleasant experience. Wonderful aroma and toasted flavor. I could see someone new to green tea liking this one because it is not as vegetal tasting as some of the other green teas which some people might not like.

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