Genmaicha (lit. “Brown rice tea) is a very affordable green tea delicacy that is becoming increasingly popular among tea lovers around the world. Combining roasted brown rice (unpolished rice kernels) and sencha leaves, it is a warm and comforting tea that can be enjoyed anytime during the day thanks to its low caffeine levels.
A mild, sweet and nutty flavor is distinctive of authentic genmaicha and makes it unforgettable. Contrary to other kinds of green tea, you can use boiling water to steep genmaicha, making it one of the easiest green tea to prepare. Of course, it can be enjoyed straight, but feel free to add honey or lemon to taste.