Genmaicha (Popcorn) Green Loose Leaf Tea in Assorted Packs
Genmaicha (Popcorn) Green Loose Leaf Tea in Assorted Packs
Genmaicha (Popcorn) Green Loose Leaf Tea in Assorted Packs
Genmaicha (Popcorn) Green Loose Leaf Tea in Assorted Packs
Genmaicha (Popcorn) Green Loose Leaf Tea in Assorted Packs
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Genmaicha (Popcorn) Green Loose Leaf Tea in Assorted Packs

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Light brownish yellow liquor with toasty flavour, tending sweet
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Genmaicha
Japanese Green Tea

Country of Origin: Japan.
Region: Kagoshima Prefecture.
Altitude: 200 - 1000 feet above sea level.
Grade: Sencha.
Manufacture Type: Non-fermented, traditional steamed, pan dried and polished.
Cup Characteristics: Light and delicate liquor with toasty flavour, tending sweet.
Infusion: Light golden yellow liquor.
Ingredients: Steamed green tea with toasted rice and decorative plain popped rice.
Antioxidant Level: High.
Caffeine Content: Low.

 
Popcorn Tea

This is a specialty Japanese green tea that is blended with fire-toasted rice. A good grade Japan sencha is blended with the toasted rice. The fresh vegetative character of the green tea is imparted on the cup but it is tempered with the bakey-like character of the rice. There is a natural sweetness and almost chewy character to the finish of this tea. During the firing of the rice, it is not uncommon for rice to 'pop' not unlike popcorn, hence the pet name 'popcorn tea'.

Legend has it that during the 1400's an important samurai warlord in Hakone on the Izu Peninsula of Honshu Island (the Izu Peninsula is near the Shizuoka area) was having tea in the morning discussing a battle strategy with his patrol leaders. A servant by the name of Genamai was serving hot tea to the group. Leaning over to give tea to the warlord, rice that he had surreptitiously taken for a morning snack fell out of his pocket into the steaming hot tea. Some popped upon hitting the hot tea. The warlord was incensed, jumped up brandishing his samurai sword and promptly cut off Genamai's head in one fell swoop. He then sat down to continue the meeting. Despite the fact that the tea had been tarnished he drank it anyway. The rice gave the tea a unique flavour, and he enjoyed it tremendously. In honour of poor Genamai, he pronounced that this rice and tea be served every morning and be called 'Genmaicha' (cha being the name of 'tea' in Japanese).

 

Hot Tea Brewing Method

Heat water to 80°C (180°C). Place half to 1 teaspoon of green tea per cup (and add 1 teaspoon for the pot) into the teapot. For a stronger flavour, add a bit more tea. Pour the water into the pot and let it steep for about 3 - 4 minutes. Pour into your cup and enjoy.

Alternatively, put the tea in a tea infuser and brew right in your cup. When preparing by the cup, this tea can be used repeatedly - about 3 times.

Milk not recommended. Add sugar to taste.

 

Iced Tea Brewing Method

Make as for hot, but add extra tea - a general rule of thumb is to double the amount used. When the tea has cooled a little, pour over ice. It is important to make it a little stronger as the ice will water it down. Alternatively, you can cold brew the tea by placing the tea in a jug and adding cold water. Leave to infuse for a few hours (or overnight in the fridge) strain and enjoy. Cold brewing will give a smoother taste.


 

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Specifications
  • SKU:
    5060210561468
  • Brand:
    Simpli-Special
  • Condition:
    New
  • Product Code:
    5060210561468
  • Weight:
    0.175kg
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