Genmaicha, sometimes known as “popcorn tea” is a blend between green tea and roasted and popped rice. It is a perfect breakfast tea, and is often favored for later in the evening because of its mellow, yet toasty flavor.
For the “pure” Genmaicha fans, we would like to offer a Genmaicha that was blended to fully explore the toasty flavor and aroma of roasted grain. This highly aromatic Genmaicha is very straight forward, well balanced, and was blended and roasted to satisfy even the most die hard Genmaicha fans,
Genmaicha Superior Japanese Tea
Traditionally, Genmaicha was considered to be a “poor man’s tea”. The puffed rice was used as a “filler” to keep the price down. Often made with nibancha or sanbancha (2nd and 3rd harvest teas), it is still considered by many to be a “cheap tea”. However, all Genmaicha’s at Matabay are made from first flush tea leaves, which add a splendid freshness to the mix, and is a favorite amongst those who love Gemnaicha for its flavor and aroma.
Amount: 200g (7.05oz)
Container: Matabay Bag
To make a pot for 5, use 3 large teaspoons worth of Genmaicha. Use boiling water and feel free to pour it directly onto the tealeaves. Brew time is 30 to 40 seconds.
* All orders over $36 will be shipped (by standard international) free of charge. Orders above $150 will be shipped by Express/Priority mail free of charge