Japanese Sencha Genmai Cha

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Brewing instructions

Brew with water at 75 to 80 degrees and brew for 2 to 3 minutes, be careful not to over infuse

 
Brewing instructions

Description

Japanese Sencha Genmai Cha

Genmai Cha, is also commonly known as 'Popcorn tea'. It is a usually a mixture of Bancha green tea and toasted brown rice but we have blended a higher quality Sencha with toasted brown rice for our blend. Originally, it was a beverage drunk by the poor, using the rice to make every cup of green tea go a little further. However, there is a legend that suggests that in the 15th Century a samurai was sipping tea while preparing for attack, his servant Genmai, clumsily dropped a few grains of rice fall in to his cup. Out of anger, he chopped off his head, after he had calmed down, the samurai had realised that it tasted even better. Regretting his haste, he named this new tea after servant.

Type of Tea- Loose Green Tea with added rice kernels.

Origin- Japan.

Harvest- June-September.

Brewing Guide-Brew with water at 75-80 degrees and infuse for 1-2 minutes.

How to Serve- Best served as it is.

Tasting Notes- The toasted rice give this blend a nutty, buttery quality with little astringency with hazel nutty notes.

Colour in Cup- A bright yellow-green liquor.

Pack sizes available- 50g, 125g, 250g, 500g, 1 Kilo. We pack everything fresh to order, nothing is off the shelf ! We pack all our teas in a unique material which combines card and foil, regarded as the best for retaining freshness and quality.

Storage- Airtight container away from strong smells and direct sunlight.

Health Benefits- The health benefits of green tea are almost endless, being loaded with nutrients and antioxidants. The benefits of this tea are that it still has all the goodness of a green tea but it doesn't have the astringent flavour.

Advice on tea you might like- Matcha Genmai Cha or Japanese Bancha Green Tea

 

Additional Info

  • Time of Day

    Breakfast, Afternoon, Evening

  • Country

    Japan

  • Health Points

    Detox, Digestive, Flu, Heart, Hydration, Immune System, Refreshing, Relaxing, Weight Loss

  • Type

    Green Tea

  • Options

    Loose Tea

  • Caffeine Level

    Low

Ingredients

  • Rice

    Rice

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    It took me 3 or 4 cups of my first Genmaicha to start to enjoy the flavour fully, now it remains a firm favourite and this is one of the finest I've tried, made all that more special with the addition of a little Matcha. Slightly nutty and sweet but wonderfully smooth and full of character.

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    a wonderful nutty brew

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    Not the best quality
    Wondered if the batch was old or similar?

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    This is the second time I have ordered this tea and I love it. It's nutty and fresh, quite hard describe really. I will always come back to this tea, it's a real comfort.

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    Excellent

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    Smells brilliant (like popcorn) and adds a nice slightly nutty taste to a green tea, the "popcorn" aspect doesn't quite come through as much in the taste as the smell but I still really like this.

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    Excellent

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    Good

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    The one I prefer

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    Good, but not good enough for my taste. Not dusty, or ancient, like other providers I have tried, but too much Sencha and not enough of the traditional Japanese Gen I was looking for. The mai was very good, though.

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    Very disappointed with this tea. Very little taste and could not detect any of the flavour notes mentioned. Still prefer my Celestial Jasmine!

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    Excellent

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    Really lovely tea, the nicest sencha genmai cha I've had.

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    Good everyday refreshing tea that is economic too

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    A unique flavor. The description given is good, it has a slightly nutty taste to it, and does indeed taste like popcorn! I personally brewed it a little longer than suggested, and it worked well! The only downside to this tea is that the brew was a little cloudy.

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    Good

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    Excellent tea

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    I tried this is Australia during the summer and have been wanting to buy it in the UK, very pleased I can get it for such a good deal.

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    Excellent

Feefo reviews : Average 95% (19 reviews)