This certified organic Japanese steamed green tea is studded with roasted rice kernels.
Genmaicha was originally created as a 'worker's tea' in Japan, due to the high cost of tea leaves and therefore the addition of rice to keep the price down. Today, Genmaicha is regarded as an infinitely drinkable premium option for any time of day. Toasty, malty, umami, with a slightly sweet finish. Pairs well with savoury dishes and is a classic with grilled foods. Enjoy hot, or over ice.
Traditional Preparation: Measure 1 tsp of loose tea and add to a tea filter or strainer (or use one tea bag). Steep in 8-12 oz 180-190 degree water for 2-3 minutes. Traditionally enjoyed just as it is, but is lovely with a drizzle of honey.
Iced Tea Recipe: Steep 2 tsp (or two tea bags) of this tea in 8 oz freshly boiled water for 5 minutes. Sweeten while warm if desired. At this point you can chill the tea in the freezer for 10 minutes (remove tea leaves or tea bags first) or pour into a tall glass over ice slowly. (The ice will partially dissolve)
100% natural ingredients: Green Tea*, Roasted Rice*, *Organic