Weight: 100 grams (3.5 oz) Type: Green Tea - loose leaf Production area: Uji, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
When I was in Japan recently, I visited the Tea Shop Horaido in Kyoto. This tea shop was established in 1803. Speaking with the owner, Mr. Nagahiro Yasumori, I learned that Genmaicha was first created in 1922 by Master of Horaido, Mr. Soueman. The idea behind Genmaicha came from the Cha-Kaiseki meal, which is a full course meal served at formal tea ceremonies, known in Japan as Chanoyu. Traditionally, at the end of the meal after the last course, hot water is served with roasted rice or some other flavors added to the water. Inspired by the taste and aroma of the water and roasted rice, Master Horaido struck on the idea of combining roasted rice and tea.
Taste characteristics: We sourced this Genmaicha Green Tea directly from Tea Shop Horaido. Roasted brown rice is mixed into the green tea grown in the famous Uji tea producing region. The tea is hearty and savory with a pleasant aroma of roasted rice.
for 100 grams (3.5 oz) loose leaf
BREWING INSTRUCTIONS: Use 5g of leaves for 6 oz. of spring water. Heat water to 175 degree F water and steep for 40 seconds. Repeat and steep for 1 minute. (no preliminary rinse is necessary).