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

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
  • Type
    Green Tea
  • Health Points
    Health Points
    Detox, Digestive, Flu, Heart, Hydration, Immune System, Refreshing, Relaxing, Weight Loss
  • Caffeine Level
    Caffeine Level
  • Options
    Loose Tea
  • Time of Day
    Time of Day
    Breakfast, Afternoon, Evening
  • Country
  • Rice