Combining Matcha, puffed brown rice, and Sencha, our Genmaicha Matcha-iri tea provides an exquisitely delicious and smooth cup of tea that’s full of flavor. After just one sip you’ll notice how the Matcha and Sencha combine to create a fresh and calming aroma with a mellow taste to match. If you’ve never experienced Japanese tea before, Genmaicha Matcha-iri tea’s calming, mellow taste makes it a great introduction.
Typically you’ll find that Genmaicha Matcha-iri tea comprises of a mixture of rice grains combined with low-grade leaves from multiple harvests, namely Sanbancha, Nibancha, and Sencha.
Our own particular blend of Genmaicha Matcha-iri, however, uses only Ichibancha leaves from the year’s first harvest. We chose this leaf specifically for its rich flavour taste, which we found to be smoother than any of the other harvested tea blends.
We believe that tea should always taste as though the leaves were just plucked from the bush. So we supply our Genmaicha Matcha-iri tea in specially designed pyramid shaped bags to preserve the taste and flavour of this luxuriant tea leaf. Along with producing a rich flavour, our tea bags also brew quickly, whether on their own in a tea cup or in a teapot when sharing this delightful Japanese tea with friends.
GENMAICHA MATCHA IRI GREEN TEA BREWING INSTRUCTION:
THE WATER TEMPERATURE
- The golden rule about water temperature is never to use boiling water on the tea, whatever kind of tea you are making.
- Green Teas require water at 70°C and black teas require water at 85-90°C.
- These days you can get kettles which enable you to choose your water temperature.
THE AMOUNT OF TEA
- Custom dictates that 4 grams are sufficient for one cup. But the amount is partly a matter of preference.
- In the case of Assam tea, which is naturally very robust, you might want to reduce the strength and brew 3 grams instead of 4.
THE BREWING TIME
- This is a very important step in the art of tea-making. In fact, the brewing time varies depending on the type of tea. An over-brewed black tea will develop a bitter taste whilst an under-brewed white tea will be flat and insipid.
- Black teas are normally brewed for 2-3 minutes, green teas for 3 – 4 minutes. It is a good idea to check the brewing time before making the tea because some teas need to be infused for very specific times: for example, Jade Pearl is left to infuse for 7 – 20 minutes, whilst Oolong tea will need 5 – 7 minutes for its bouquet to develop fully.
- Brewing is normally done with a lid on so that the tea retains all its aromas.