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Genmai Cha/Sencha & Brown Rice/Japan

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Genmaicha (玄米茶, “brown rice tea”) is the Japanese name for green tea combined with roasted brown rice. It is sometimes referred to colloquially as “popcorn tea” because a few grains of the rice pop during the roasting process and resemble popcorn. This type of tea was originally drunk by poor Japanese, as the rice served as a filler and reduced the price of the tea; which is why it is also known as the “people's tea.” It was also used by those persons fasting for religious purposes or who found themselves to be between meals for long periods of time. Today it is consumed by all segments of society.

Tea steeped from these tea leaves has a light yellow hue. Its flavor is mild and combines the fresh grassy flavor of green tea with the aroma of the roasted rice. Although this tea is based on green tea, the recommended way to brew this tea is different from that of green tea. To make best aroma, it is recommended to use boiled water with brewing time of 30 seconds…


According to tradition, Genmaicha arose by chance during the 15th century. Green tea is generally heated or lightly toasted, to prevent fermentation. A careless servant was doing sloppy work and the tea mixed with some rice grains are heated for too long; his master, a samurai was so incensed that he beheaded him. Shortly thereafter the samurai noted ashamed that this new tea had a pleasant taste. …


Genmai means brown rice and is unpolished Japanese short-grain rice. In brown rice only the very outer, non-digestible grain shell is removed. All outer layers of the rice grain, which contain many more minerals and vitamins (especially B vitamins) are retained. Cooked brown rice has a nutty aroma and a light brown color. This natural rice is very healthy, so this variety is also in Japan increasingly popular, although white rice is preferred, especially due to aesthetic appearance.


SENCHA refers to Japanese ryokucha which is made into the green tea beverage. It is the most popular tea in Japan. Sencha and other Japanese ryokucha are created differs from Chinese green teas, which are initially pan-fired. Japanese green tea is first steamed for between 15–20 seconds to prevent oxidization of the leaves. Then, the leaves are rolled, shaped, and dried. This step creates the customary thin cylindrical shape of the tea.
The initial steaming step imparts a difference in the flavour. Japanese green tea having a more vegetal, almost grassy flavour.
The ideal colour of the sencha beverage is a greenish golden colour. Depending upon the temperature of the water in which it is decocted, the flavour will be different, adding to the appeal of sencha.


Origion: Japan
Plant: Camellia sinensis & Oryza sativa
Colour: light yellow
Aroma: fresh, grassy, malty & nutty, toasty
Feature: served hot and cold
Preparation: 2/3 tea spoons per pot
Temperature: 100ºC/212ºF / 2m oosec-2m 30sec

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S: 100g / M: 275g


>2kg: 4,10€ Germany/8,90€ EU/15,90€ World (Zone-I)

>5kg: 6,99€ Germany/16,99€ EU(Zone-I)/29,99€ World(Zone-II)


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