A delicious green tea roasted with brown rice gives an interesting combination of vegetal, grassy, and nutty flavours. Genmaicha is traditionally a Japanese style of green tea.
Where is this tea grown?
This particular tea is grown in a boutique tea garden in Victoria’s alpine region. This green tea has a strong flavour with a subtle hint of Australian eucalyptus from the bush surrounding the plantation.
Origin story of this tea:
The oldest origin story is of a servant, named Genmai, who clumsily spilled rice in his samurai-master’s green tea brew. The samurai was enraged and lopped off Genmai’s head for the unforgivable indiscretion. The samurai sampled the tea and, in a stroke of either remorse or genuine appreciation for this new tea, proclaimed the tea as a wonderful flavour combination. The samurai declared that only this tea would be served in his household in honour of its creator. The tea became known as the tea of Genmai or Genmaicha.
A more likely story, however, recounts a less dramatic history. Farmers in the early 1900 near Kyoto, Japan, began adding brown rice to green tea to make it cheaper. It was thought of as the working class tea. Today, however, Genmaicha is enjoyed by all levels of Japanese society and is considered a valued part of Japan’s long and proud tea culture.
This tea is available in a refill pouch. The pouch is re-sealable to maintain freshness and perfect to refill your Impala & Peacock canister or jar. Pouch size:
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