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, also known as “Popcorn Tea”, is an extraordinary blend of Sencha Green Tea and toasted brown rice. Although traditionally made with lower-grade Bancha Leaves, our creation is the product of only the finest quality ingredients.

When brewed, this delectable infusion boasts a nutty, buttery taste with astringent undertones. We pack it fresh to order.

What’s more, when enjoyed as part of a healthy and active lifestyle, Japanese Sencha Genmai Cha comes with Green Tea Benefits. According to research, this beverage promotes weight loss by boosting the metabolism of fat cells.

It also improves cardiovascular health due to its abundance in vitamins, minerals and other antioxidants. Whatever your reason for choosing it, you’ve undoubtedly decided well.

What is Japanese Sencha Genmai Cha

Japanese Sencha Genmai Cha was once the beverage of choice for the poor. By adding rice to Green Tea, it enabled the drink to go a little further and last a little longer.

Its legendary origins, meanwhile, date back to the 15th century. According to this tale, a samurai was sipping Tea when his servant, Genmai, clumsily dropped a few grains of rice into his cup.

Out of anger, he chopped off the head of his servant. However, after he’d had time to calm down, the samurai realised that the Tea tasted even better. He immediately regretted his haste, and as such, decided to name the new infusion after his servant.

Now, of course, it doesn’t matter whether you’re rich or poor; a servant or a lord - Japanese Sencha Genmai Cha is for everyone.

Usefil Information

Type of Tea: Green Tea.

Origin: Japan.

Ingredients: Green Tea Leaves with Toasted Rice Kernels.

Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water left to cool to temperatures between 75 and 80°C. Infuse for 1 to 3 minutes.

How to Serve: Best served without additions.

Tasting Notes: Enjoy a bittersweet balance with every sip, as well as characteristically toasty notes.

Colour in Cup: Yellow-green liquor, light in tone.

Japanese Sencha Genmai Cha Benefits

Early evidence suggests that the antioxidants in Japanese Sencha Genmai Cha can improve brain function. This is according to a study conducted at the University of Basel, Switzerland, led by Prof. Stefan Borgwardt from the Psychiatric University Clinics.

The results established that Green Tea could increase the brain’s effective connectivity, referring to the causal influence that one brain area exerts over another.

Ultimately, this could mean that beverages such as this one could reduce the risk of developing Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.

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