Mellow and soothing with the freshness of other Sencha green teas, Genmaicha green tea has been beloved by green tea drinkers in Japan for centuries, and its popularity is now spreading across the world. If you want to enjoy a reasonably priced Sencha green tea, then Genmaicha green tea is a great option.
Typically, Genmaicha green tea is created through mixing together brown puffed rice with Sencha tea leaves, either from the second harvest, Nibancha, or the third harvest, Sanbancha. Our Genmaicha green tea, however, comes from the first harvest of the year, Ichibancha. This provides our Genmaicha green tea with a wonderfully roasted blend that’s richer and more full bodied than typical Genmaicha green teas.
As with other Sencha teas, the leaves for Genmaicha green tea are grown in the fertile soils and sunlit plains of Kyoto. This city is the birthplace of Japanese tea culture, making our Genmaicha green tea as authentic as it comes and a great starting point for embarking on an exploration of the world of Japanese tea.
Being a green tea, Genmaicha offers many health benefits. In fact, studies have found that drinking green tea every day can help to lower cholesterol, relieve anxiety and stress and even assist with weight loss. So along with the delicious taste, you gain benefits for your mind, body and soul in every cup.