Japanese Genmaicha is a specialty style green tea that is sure to spark conversation at any tea party. This unique loose leaf blend is made from a high-grade Japanese Sencha and fire-toasted rice. In each mug, your tastebuds will experience vegetative notes from the Sencha fusing with the baked characteristics of the rice. There is a natural sweetness that makes this tea heavenly, and the texture is more dessert-like than other Sencha blends.
The legend of this story is that in the 1400s a very important Japanese warlord was having tea while discussing battle strategies. A servant named Genmai was serving hot tea, and when he leaned over some rice fell out of his pocket into the warlord’s tea. Immediately the warlord used his samurai sword to behead the servant. However, once he sat down he continued to drink the spoiled tea only to discover he loved the unique flavor.
Japanese Genmaicha is an antioxidant rich blend that takes toasted rice to the next level.