Genmaicha Loose Tea
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A nutty Japanese "popcorn" concoction: steamed loose leaf green tea layered with popped pieces of toasted rice.
When Japanese farmers first tried the trick of adding toasted rice to their tea, they soon realised that the springlike taste of steamed green tea was a surprisingly good match for crispy, roasted flavours. Popped pieces of toasted rice give the appearance of popcorn, and Genmaicha tends to be a hit with anyone fond of the slightly savoury taste the Japanese call “umami”.
We'd recommend trying our loose leaf Genmaicha with a handful of toasted pumpkin and sunflower seeds – ideal as a flavoursome energy boost.
• Origin: Japan
• Tea type: Green
• Number of servings (using 1tsp/ 2g per cup): 50g = 25 cups
Green Tea, Rice Kernels
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place away from strong light and odours. Once opened, store in an airtight container.
Stackable Caddy: If you choose the caddy option it will stack with our other tea caddies
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More about this Tea
Fresh, sweet and nutty
Genmaicha is delicious with stir fry
We’ve given our Genmaicha the number 29, a reminder of the year Kellogg’s Rice Krispies first came up with the iconic catchphrase "Snap, Crackle, Pop!"
Tea was first introduced to Japan around the turn of the first millennium, and since then it's become much more than just a drink: chado or "the way of tea" is a fine art for the Japanese that takes a lifetime to master. Today Japan is famous for its lush, verdant green tea, thanks to a process of steaming the leaves.
How to Make
1 tsp loose tea
- Pop 1 tsp of loose tea per cup into a Pao mug or teapot with an infuser
- Pour in 200ml water per cup boiled to 55-75 degrees
- Wait for 2-3 minutes
- Remove infuser and enjoy
2 tsp loose tea
100ml freshly boiled water
Fruit or mint to garnish (optional)
- Add the loose tea to a refillable teabag or an infuser and place in a cup or heat-resistant glass
- Pour over freshly boiled water. Remove the teabag/infuser
- Top up with plenty of ice
- Garnish with fruit and sprigs of mint if desired
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