Organic Gen Mai Cha

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Rice with your tea? Gen mai cha, or brown rice tea, is green tea prepared with puffs of brown rice. Sometimes a few grains of rice pop during the roasting process and resemble popcorn. 

Organic green tea, organic roasted rice
Caffeine Level:
Light Buzz
light buzz, 1/3 cup of coffee
Use 15oz filtered water per sachet.
Heat water to 180˚F and pour over sachet.
Step 3 minutes.
USDA Organic
Gluten Free
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This tea combines whole leaf sencha (sun-finished green tea) and puffs of organic roasted rice. The result is the lovely vegetal taste of green tea layered with the toasty, nutty flavor of roasted brown rice.
Origin: China
Try brewing this tea sachet twice! The first cup with have nuttier roasted flavor, and the second will have more green tea flavor.
Gen Mai Cha is great with sushi and Chinese food.
Steep for 2 min, then start sipping every 30 seconds until you find the sencha sweet spot - your ideal flavor. Remove the sachet.



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        • 5
          Great value!

          Posted by Sarah on Aug 7th 2017

          Gen Mai Cha is one of my go-to's so seeing this was significantly cheaper than my typical loose leaf brand I had to give it a try. Being a third of the price I'm used to I questioned if it would be as good but it's everything I expect from a gen mai cha - nutty, warm, bold, smooth. What a wonderful find!

        • 5

          Posted by Anne Harris on Aug 9th 2013

          This is one of my favorite teas. I love the nutty flavor, and it is so easy to drink.

        • 1

          Posted by Radical Desi on Aug 9th 2013

          I love genmaicha in general but this is weak, I brewed it for 10 minutes and it still tasted like water with a faint hint of green tea. Definitely not worth it :(

        • 5

          Posted by Molly on Aug 9th 2013

          I love this Gen Mai Cha Tea. I bought the sample pack so I have tried several teas.I was so surprised when I first took a sip. I drink it iced! Yum.....So refreshing and smooth and nutty. So glad I had the sample to try...I'll order a box of it today. Molly

        • 5

          Posted by Stefanie on Aug 9th 2013

          I love this tea. The toasty rice adds an extra element that I find really comforting, substantial and tasty. Makes me savor every sip. Definitely worth a try if you've never had it before.

        • 5

          Posted by Lindsay on Aug 9th 2013

          This is probably my favorite tea. This gem mai cha is truly the best I've tasted. Perfect green tea with a nutty, toasted finish. YUM!

        • 4

          Posted by jen on Aug 9th 2013

          It sounds really weird, having rice in your tea, and I was hesitant to try it, but it's actually pretty good. I was pleasantly surprised. If you've ever tried rice drinks before, imagine something like that.

        • 5

          Posted by Stephanie on Aug 9th 2013

          one of my favourite teas... and I'm pretty picky! I love how toasty and earthy it is.

        • 5

          Posted by Jason on Aug 9th 2013

          Gen Mai Cha is an acquired taste. Two Leaves has a great loose leaf of this sencha tea. I think the sweetness even has hints of vanilla or tapioca. Very earthy, smooth and nutty. I brew mine for 2.5 minutes.

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