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Japanese Genmaicha

Japanese Genmaicha

Japanese Genmaicha

A unique tea made with organic Japanese sencha and toasted rice. Rich, nutty aroma and fresh sweet flavor, delightfully smooth and thirst quenching.

Ingredients: Organic tea (Camelia sinensis), organic toasted rice
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  • Serving Size: 2.5g /cup
  • Steeping Temp: 80°C
  • Steeping Time: 2 mins.
  • Certification: Organic
  • Origin: Japan
  • Caffeine: Medium Light

Japanese Genmaicha

Genmaicha is a popular Japanese blend of toasted rice (genmai) and green tea (organic Sencha). It is a unique tea, very flavourful and aromatic. What looks like popcorn is actually popped rice. It pops frequently during the traditional roasting process and adds a nice touch to the look of the tea. Genmaicha produces light golden colored liquid, has lower levels of caffeine and balanced astringency. Rich nutty sweetness of toasted rice blends perfectly with the fresh grassy flavor of sencha. Delightfully smooth and thirst quenching. This tea can be enjoyed at any time of the day.

Tasting Notes

Certification: Organic
Grade or Quality: Leaf
Aroma: Roasted rice, nutty
Infusion Aroma: Nutty, slightly vegetal
Infusion Color: light golden
Base flavor: Nutty
Infusion Strength: Medium-light

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Love this tea right after a meal!

Submitted by Marrello

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