Harney & Sons Genmaicha is a different kind of Japanese green tea that many people find intriguing. Brown rice kernels ("genmai") are added while the green Bancha leaves ("cha") are being dried, so the kernels get crispy and some burst open. Genmaicha has a unique appearance and a pleasant roasted flavour. The broad yellow-green Bancha tea leaves make a vibrant light green liquor, tinged slightly khaki brown from the rice.
|Product Size||Available in 112 g | 4 oz of loose leaf tea tin|
|Base||Bancha Green tea|
|Aroma||Roasted brown rice with light vegetal undernotes and hints of citrus from the Bancha|
|Character||Above a baseline vegetal flavor of spring grass, there is the strong roasted flavor from the toasted rice. It is evocative of popcorn.|
|Steeping Time||2 to 3 minutes|
|Brewing Temperature||175° F|