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Genmaicha Iri Matcha - Loose Leaf Tea

No. 61

Genmaicha Iri Matcha - Loose Leaf Tea

Japanese Green Tea

This Great Taste award-winning Japanese green tea combines comforting toasted rice with premium sencha and antioxidant-rich matcha in one wholesome brew.

From: Ise Bay, Mie Prefecture, Japan

LOOSE LEAF TEA
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UK Standard Delivery via Royal Mail - 17th December 2021

UK Tracked Delivery via DPD - 21st December 2021

UK Next Day Delivery - 22nd December 2021

 

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Standard / Economy - This might not arrive before Christmas.

Tracked - 17th December 2021

 

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2-5 days, up to 14*, Not Tracked

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£9.95

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Royal Mail

3-7 days, up to 21*, Not Tracked (Offered for orders less than £50 only)

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From £5.50

Royal Mail

3-7 days, up to 21*, Not Tracked (Offered for orders less than £50 only)

Tracked

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Royal Mail

8-15 days, up to 30*, Not Tracked (Offered for orders less than £50 only)

USA tracked

From £15.00

Fedex

2-3 days, up to 7*, Tracked

ROW Tracked

From £18.95

Fedex

1-5 days, up to 5*, Tracked

 *Most deliveries will be made within the usual time frame, but some areas and services may experience delays.

 

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The origins of our Genmaicha Iri Matcha Japanese Green Tea


Three of Japan's best-loved ingredients combine in our incredible loose-leaf No. 61 Genmaicha Iri Matcha. A luxury 2021 Great Taste award-winning Japanese green tea that mixes nutty genmai, fresh sencha leaves and smooth matcha, soft-hued green brew is mild and refreshing, with a sweet aftertaste and nutty-grassy notes that feel comforting and wholesome.

In Japan, roasted brown rice mixed with sencha leaves is popularly known as genmaicha ('genmai' means brown rice and 'cha' means tea) and is deeply embedded in the nation's tea culture.

The jade-green leaves of our Genmaicha Iri Matcha are sourced from Ise Bay, Mie Prefecture. Located on the Pacific coast of Honshu, this is one of Japan's most historic tea-growing districts, with a heritage that goes back at least 800 years. Due to Ise's coastal terroir, sencha green teas grown here have a distinctive light vegetal, umami character with fresh grass and seaweed notes. In this tea, these are beautifully balanced by the inclusion of the nutty flavour toasted rice and the intense creamy richness of the ceremonial-grade matcha. Thanks to its low levels of tannins, this tea is super-smooth without any bitterness and is therefore delicious at any time of day.

Read about the health benefits


The health benefits of this specially blended Japanese tea


This authentic Japanese tea packs a nutritional punch. On its own, genmaicha is thought to impart a range of health benefits, thanks to it being rich in polyphenols. Derived from green tea, these plant compounds include gallic acid, associated with improved gut health, and flavonoids called catechins, which studies have shown may be linked to good cardiovascular function, weight management and even cancer prevention. Because of their minimal processing, green teas are also higher in other antioxidants such as carotenoids and ascorbic acid (vitamin C) than other teas.

Adding an extra healthy tea dimension is matcha powder, which studies have shown high levels of healthy amino acids, including L-theanine. While matcha contains moderate amounts of caffeine, research has shown that it's released more slowly due to its interaction with L-theanine, creating a quieter sense of focus rather than inducing the jolt you might get from, say, a strong cup of coffee.

Matcha also scores highly in the category of plant-derived antioxidants called catechins, especially epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), associated with cancer-fighting properties and a reduction of 'bad' LDL cholesterol.

If you love this tea…


For an authentic Japanese brew that combines the freshness of green tea with the nutty notes of roasted rice, try a caddy of our classic Genmaicha. If you'd like to enjoy two of Japan's most famous tea exports minus the 'genmai' rice, our Sencha Matcha is perfect. Prefer to experience this tea's two premium ingredients on their own? Try our silky-smooth Ceremonial Grade Matcha or our luxurious Supreme Sencha green tea.

For the full range of green teas offered by The Tea Makers of London, please browse our Tea Shop. Still, stuck as to which one is right for you? Check out the Ultimate Guide to Green Tea in our Tea Journal.

Ingredients


Supreme Japanese Genmaicha (Japanese Green Tea, Roasted Rice and Popped Rice Kernels) and Ceremonial Matcha Powder (Shade Grown Japanese Green Tea)

Tasting notes


This tea offers a roasted grain aroma and bright green infusion. A balanced cup with hazelnut and sweet vegetal notes with wholesome creamy mouthfeel.

Region


The Ise Bay is a cove situated just South East of Japan, in the Mie Prefecture, facing the Philippine Sea. The elevation across the plains varies between sea level and 64m above, and the climate is of the humid subtropical type (CFA).

Learn more about the Ise Bay

Strong seasonality defines this region. The summers are short and warm, with temperatures between 21°C and 30°C. As the season ends, autumn begins to see the temperature slowly drop over the months into the winter season, where temperatures hover between 4°C and 13°C. As winter ends, the spring allows temperatures to gently climb until they once again reach summer.

Across the year, the sky is mostly cloudy to overcast and brings with it low to medium amounts of rainfall. However, there is significant cloud cover and much larger amounts of rainfall during the summer months. In combination with warm temperatures, humidity peaks at 98% and contrasts the late autumn to winter months, where the air is typically very dry. In terms of wind, cool, blustery gales are picked up across the sea and brought inland all year long.

However, summer sees a much lower, more gentle breeze. The Bay, where the ocean waters meet the estuaries of the Kiso Three, Nikko and Honai rivers, is famous for its fish and seaweed. The Ise-Shima national park, on the southernmost tip of the bay, is home to loggerhead turtles, as well as native species of hibiscus and spider lily.

How to brew

2g - 3g

2g - 3g

80°C

80°C

200ml

200ml

2mins

2mins

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