Genmaicha Loose Tea
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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 Genmaicha with a handful of toasted pumpkin and sunflower seeds – ideal as a flavoursome energy boost.
Green Tea, Rice Kernels
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
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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!"
Brew the Perfect cup
1 teaspoon (2g)
80 degrees / 200ml water
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.
Green tea's fresh, verdant taste is down to its processing: the leaves are heated shortly after picking, stopping the oxidation process that would eventually turn them into black tea. Some of the best green teas are found in Japan and China, where the techniques of firing or steaming the leaves have been perfected over many centuries. Find out more about green tea here.