Genmaicha - Japanese Green Tea with Roasted Rice (Bag)

Genmaicha - Japanese Green Tea with Roasted Rice (Bag)


Genmaicha is a type of bancha (meaning coarse or common tea) that is made from a mixture of genmai (roasted brown rice) and sencha. It is characterised by a toasted, nutty and sweet flavour with an aroma akin to popcorn. Unlike sencha which requires a careful consideration of the brewing temperature, genmaicha is quick and easy to prepare, making it suitable to pair with any meal.

Japanese green tea culture is historically rooted in Buddhist philosophy when it was first introduced by Buddhist monks in 700AC. Unlike other common types of teas, Japanese green tea is uniquely different as the tea leaves are steamed, dried and rolled immediately after harvesting to prevent oxidation. This process gives them their distinct needle-like shape, as well as their earthy, aromatic and nutrient-rich flavour.

Ippodo has been cultivating premium Japanese green teas in the ancient city of Kyoto since 1717. The Uji region is home to one of the oldest and finest tea fields in Japan, and Ippodo’s range of green teas are made from high quality tea leaves which are handpicked by expert tea growers. Steeped in history, Ippodo remains one of Kyoto’s most established tea specialists, and they continue to offer the unique green tea making experience with their selection of umami-filled and full-bodied green teas.

Size: 100g Loose Tea Leaves

Dimensions: 6.5 x 4.5 x 23.0cm

Material: Japanese Green Tea with Roasted Rice

Place of Origin: Kyoto, Japan

Brewing Method

Temperature: 100°C 
Brew Time: 30 seconds
Amount: 10g / 240 ml
Method: Add tea leaves into the teapot and pour boiling water, then leave to brew. Can be brewed up to three times for full flavour. 

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