Supreme Japanese Genmaicha - No.52

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Supreme Japanese Genmaicha - No.52

Our Genmaicha tea is an award-winning luxury blend. Its flavour is mild and combines the fresh taste of green tea with the aroma of roasted rice.

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Tea Story

Sourced from Ise Bay in Mie Prefecture, Japan, this Japanese specialty tea is made with premium quality Sencha, roasted rice grains and popcorn. In ancient Japan, tea was a luxury commodity. Therefore, the Japanese mixed roasted rice with Sencha green tea and created the blend that is now known as Genmaicha. Today, Genmaicha is a luxurious delicacy tea with a very distinctive and delicious flavour.

The tea has a mild flavour and combines the fresh grassy taste of green tea with the aroma of roasted rice. The combination of elements creates a beautifully balanced tea that plays with your senses of taste, smell and sight.

Ingredients - Japanese green tea, roasted rice and popcorn.

Health benefits - Genmaicha is known for its various health benefits such as increasing metabolism and reducing cholesterol. The tea is rich in the polyphenols ‘catechin’ and ‘gallic acid’. It also includes other antioxidants such as ‘carotenoids’ and ‘ascorbic acid’.

 

Information for tea connoisseurs

Today, Japanese Genmaicha green tea is consumed in the Western world as a delicacy with an interesting a complex flavour profile. However, in ancient Japan, Genmaicha was actually a peasant’s tea. While the roasted rice and popcorn impart a very beautiful and distinctive flavour to the brewed tea, the original purpose of adding rice was not a culinary innovation but, simply, an attempted to make the green tea last longer. This is why, in Japan, Genmaicha is known as ‘The People’s Tea’.

Genmaicha was also consumed by Buddhist during periods of fasting and by those who did not have regular access to food.

 

Region & Time of Harvest

This tea is harvested from July to August in Ise Bay, Mie Prefecture, Japan.

 

Tasting Notes

  • Appearance

    Green tea, roasted brown rise, pop corn

  • Aroma

    Fresh grass and smell of the sea

  • Flavour

    Mild and refreshing with nutty notes and a toasty undertone

  • Colour

    Transparent, pale spring-yellow

 

Brewing Guidance

Our Genmaicha tea is an award-winning luxury blend. Its flavour is mild and combines the fresh taste of green tea with the aroma of roasted rice.

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