Genmaicha

Brown Rice Tea

Roasted brown rice is added to green tea to produce genmaicha which is light brown in colour. As some of the grains of rice pop during roasting, the tea has a distinct popcorn flavour, and is also referred to as “popcorn tea”. The addition of brown rice results in a tea that is low in caffeine and bitterness. Today, it is universally popular due to its mild flavour and the pleasant nutty taste of the roasted rice.