Genmaicha is one of those teas that either you love, or you stare at in confusion. This blend mixes high-grade Japanese bancha with gloriously nutty toasted rice – often called “popcorn tea” for its unique appearance, we just call it good eats.
This tea has a roasted, toasty flavor from the rice, and drink exceedingly smoothly; a mellow and nuanced cuppa. As it brews up rather substantial, it makes for a perfect mid-day drink in between meals, and pairs up with traditional Asian-style meals like a champion.
- Pairs well with noodles, rice, salty foods, and movie-night popcorn.
- Steep Time: 160°-180° for 3 minutes
- Green tea and toasted rice