This site has limited support for your browser. We recommend switching to Edge, Chrome, Safari, or Firefox.

Shopping Cart

Your cart is empty

Continue Shopping
Supreme Genmaicha - Loose Leaf Tea

No. 52

Supreme Genmaicha - Loose Leaf Tea

Japanese Green Tea

Toasted rice grains and single-origin sencha leaves add a comforting quality to this authentic, award-winning loose leaf Japanese genmaicha.

From: Ise Bay, Mie Prefecture, Japan

LOOSE LEAF TEA
Delivery Info

Shipping policy

We aim to dispatch all orders within 1-2 days of receiving your request. However, this can vary during peak times and other conditions outside of our control. Therefore, the below estimates of shipping times have been provided by our couriers.

 

UK Deliveries

 

Method

Cost

Carrier

Transit time

Standard

£2.50, Free - over £25

Royal Mail

2-5 days, up to 14*, Not Tracked

Tracked

£5.95

DPD

1-2 days, up to 5*, Tracked

Next-Working-Day

£9.95

DPD

Orders placed before 2pm, 1-2** days, Tracked

Saturday

£13.95

DPD

Orders placed before 2pm, Saturday delivery, Tracked

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

 

European Deliveries


Currently, there are some delays with parcels being sent to EU countries from the UK. This is due to complexities arising as a result of the UK leaving the European Union. If there is any disruption to the service that you have selected, we will keep you updated.The table below provides estimates of shipping times.

CUSTOMS CHARGES: All commercial goods arriving from the UK are subject to VAT, Import Duty and a handling fee in the country receiving the goods. This is charged at the point of entry and it is in addition to the postage cost paid.

 

Method

Cost

Carrier

Transit time

Standard

From £4.00

Royal Mail

8-15 days, up to 30*, Not Tracked

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.

 

Rest of the World

 

Method

Cost

Carrier

Transit time

Standard

From £4.00

Royal Mail

8-15 days, up to 30*, Not Tracked

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.

 

International Buyers (Including EU) – Please Note:


Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be before buying.

The origins of our Supreme Japanese Genmaicha Green Tea


Sourced from Ise Bay in Mie Prefecture, our No. 52 Supreme Genmaicha tea is an award-winning luxury loose leaf made with premium-quality sencha and roasted rice grains. An authentic Japanese loose-leaf tea, it has a mellow character that makes it approachable pre-breakfast or ideal as a soothing afternoon infusion.

Key to the distinctive appeal of this toasty, nutty brew is its underlying grassy sweetness, which comes from the premium-quality Japanese green tea leaves. Harvested from July to August on the Pacific coast of Honshu, the leaves for our Supreme Genmaicha are plucked young from the traditional Yabukita cultivar of Camellia sinensis, then gently hand-rolled and dried. Grains of roasted rice – some of which 'pop' during the roasting process – are then added to the mix, resulting in this eye-catching blend of green, gold and white textures, which brews to a beautifully clear, pale-yellow infusion.

A winner at the Great Taste Awards, this luxury single-origin Sencha should be enjoyed without the addition of milk or sweeteners so you can fully appreciate its mild nuttiness from the roasted brown rice and hints of fresh-cut grass.

Learn more about Genmaicha


What are the health benefits of Genmaicha?


Genmaicha is thought to impart a range of health benefits, thanks to 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.


What is Genmaicha Tea?


While genmaicha is relatively new to the Western world, where it's seen as a speciality tea with a complex flavour profile, in Japan this green tea has been consumed for centuries – mostly by the poor and by Buddhist monks during periods of fasting.

Genmaicha means 'brown rice tea'; in the days when green tea was a luxury few could afford, the addition of rice bulked it out and made it affordable for the working classes. The fact that the roasted rice imparted a delicious toasty quality to this distinctive cup of green tea only cemented its popularity – little wonder it became known in Japan as 'the people's tea'.


Great alternatives to this Japanese Green Tea


For the warmth of toasted rice plus the vegetal umami deliciousness of matcha, try our Genmaicha Iri Matcha Japanese tea. If you're looking for a superb green tea with nothing added, Supreme Sencha offers a premium example of the style, while our Sencha is an excellent tea for everyday drinking. Want to enjoy more antioxidant-rich goodness? Try our refreshing Sencha Goji Berry infusion, which has a bright, fruity taste against a classic background of green tea.

For the full range of The Tea Makers of London green teas, see our Tea Shop. Our Classic Green Tea Discovery Collection is a great place to start if you're struggling to choose. Each pack contains five 10g sachets of some of our favourites from China and Japan

Ingredients


Japanese Green Tea, Roasted Rice Kernels

Tasting notes


This tea offers a roasted grain aroma and pale yellowish green infusion. A balanced cup with hazelnut and vegetal  notes with wholesome and nutty 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. There are short warm Summers 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, during the Summer months, there is significant cloud cover and much larger amounts of rainfall. 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

2 - 3mins

2 - 3mins

Supreme Genmaicha - Loose Leaf Tea

£3.84 £4.80
Icon of a delivery truck

Free Delivery

With all UK Orders over £25

Icon of a hand holding a loyalty point

Earn

Loyalty points

Icon of tea leaves representing free tea sample with every order

Free Tea Sample

With every order