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Organic Genmaicha

This lightly grassy summer harvest Organic Sencha has been blended with roasted brown rice providing a savoury, nutty profile that is delightfully thirst quenching. Legend has it that in the 15th century, a Samurai was being served tea by his faithful servant - Genmai. As Genmai poured the tea, some roasted rice fell from his sleeve into the tea. In a fit of rage, the Samurai beheaded poor Genmai for ruining his tea. The Samurai then tasted his spoiled tea only to find that the rice had actually improved the flavour by adding a toasted, nutty flavour to it. 

However, the true origins of Genmaicha actually have a much more recent history. In the early 20th century, a tea house in Kyoto began blending roasted rice with their teas because the cost of fine tea was very expensive for the everyday person. Genmaicha soon became very popular and is now a staple of every Japanese household.

Tasting Notes: Pine Nuts, Rice, Cut Grass
Region: Kyoto, Japan | Elevation: 800m
Serving: 3g | Temp: 80C | Steep time: 1-3min
Ingredients: organic green tea, roasted brown rice
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Felicia T.
Canada Canada
Great quality

I’m always very satisfied with products from Genuine tea!

Scott H.
Canada Canada
Excellent gift

I did not try this tea myself, but purchased it as a gift for a family member. They told me it was excellent all around - from packaging to taste. The entire experience of ordering from Genuine Teas was excellent.

ingrid m.
Canada Canada
Organic Genmaicha

Tea is delicious, as expected. I am enjoying it very much.

Mary P.
Canada Canada
Beautiful tannin aftertaste

I love this tea. I ordered it for the first time to try another green tea and it's my new favourite. Plus it's low in caffeine so I can drink it any time of day.

Don D.
Canada Canada
Ok, but disappointed...

Hi. It was ok but in my opinion didnt have much infusion of the rice and popcornish taste I was looking for...

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