Genmaicha (brown rice tea) is a Japanese brown rice green tea consisting of green tea mixed with roasted popped brown rice. It is sometimes referred to as "popcorn tea" because a few grains of the rice pop during the roasting process and resemble popcorn, or as "people's tea", as the rice served as a filler and reduced the price of the tea, making it historically more available for more impoverished Japanese.
Today, all society segments drink Genmaicha, used by people fasting for religious purposes or who found themselves to be between meals for long periods.
Brewed and unbrewed Genmaicha The sugar and starch from the rice cause the tea to have a warm, full, nutty flavour. It is considered easy to drink and to make the stomach feel better. Tea steeped in Genmaicha has a light yellow hue. Its flavour is mild and combines the fresh grassy flavour of green tea with the roasted rice's aroma.
How to Brew Your Genmaicha Although Genmaicha has a green tea base, the recommended way to brew this tea is different: the water should be at about 80–85 °C, and a brewing time of 3–5 minutes is recommended, depending on desired strength. You may keep adding water as you drink down your cup of Genmaicha. It has a good 2-3 times refill until it becomes entirely tasteless.
Origin: Japan Ingredients: Pure Green Tea Leaves & Steamed Brown Rice Packaging: 100g Packed in Re-sealable Zip Lock Bag Storage: To be kept in a dry cupboard away from direct sunlight