Long enjoyed in Japan as a tea to drink with family and friends, this tea connotes a sense of comfort and well-being. Roasted rice is the source of its distinctive yet entirely appealing toasty flavor. Matcha, the premiun Japanese green tea ground to a fine powder and used in the tea ceremony, is also blended with this tea. Genmai-cha brews to a beautiful jade green color in the cup.
• Ingredients: Green Tea Leaf, Roasted Rice, Sorghum Seed, Matcha
• 10 biodegradable whole leaf pyramid tea bags
• 0.1oz (3g) / each
• Steep 3 minutes or to desired taste at 176°F(80°C). One tea bag makes 8 ounces
• Manufacturer: Yamamotoyama (山本山)
• Country of Origin:
Around 1738, Kahei Yamamoto IV wanted to make green tea accessible to not only wealthy people but to everyone. He learned that steaming tea leaves resulted in a delicious tea with a fresh yellow-green color, balanced sweetness, mild astringency and retained nutrients. This tea, called sencha, became a sensation, and Yamamotoyama became a household name.
Yamamotoyama's culture of innovation continued with Kahei Yamamoto VI and the invention of Gyokuro tea in 1835. Gyokuro is known as the highest quality tea with a dense, rich sweetness and astringency. Some who have tried it describe it as the espresso of green teas.
Kahei Yamamoto VIII began manufacturing and selling seaweed as a holiday gift in 1947, which became immensely popular in Japan's gift-giving culture.
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