A wonderful pairing of quality organic Sencha and organic toasted brown rice.
The taste is rich and nutty, with a mellow, warming feeling to the drink. This charming blend is intriguing and has a complexity that will satisfy you at any time of day.
Organic Genmaicha is significantly lower in caffeine than other Japanese green teas, so the tea can be enjoyed in the evening, which makes it a favourite dinnertime beverage in Japan. The roasted nutty warming flavour is attributed to the sugar and starch from the rice in this blend. It is a well-known easy-to-drink tea that can help make the stomach feel better and aid digestion (read more here).
Tea steeped from genmaicha has a light yellow hue, and the second steeping is a milder version of the first.
There are many stories of how this tea came to be, but most have a similar theme of generosity, humility and connection. When drinking this tea, you can understand how it was labelled 'the people's tea', a satisfying, relaxing drink to share with friends in times of prosperity or hardship.