Roasted Brown Rice Tea (Genmaicha)

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Genmaicha Tea Introduction

Also known as Genmaicha, brown rice tea is a Japanese tea that combines green tea with roasted brown rice. This tea was originally drank by poor Japanese people who had to use rice to substitute tea, but now it’s enjoyed all over the world by all types of people.

If you’re looking for a unique tasting tea, then you should definitely try Genmaicha. The color of brown rice tea is slightly yellow and the taste is strong and nutty and combines the flavors of green tea and roasted rice. It is an interesting mix that will definitely make you want to take another sip and explore the flavor further.

This is the perfect tea for anybody who is a bit bored with regular green teas and wants something a bit more different and exotic. The rice gives that roasted smell and taste to the tea and blends really well with the bancha and sencha green leaves.

Brown rice tea is also known as “popcorn tea” because you would often get grains of rice that have popped. That adds another interesting layer to the visual side of tea, as well as its taste. It is a very fun tea to brew it because it looks unlike any other herbal teas.

The history of genmaicha tea is very interesting, as well as its journey from poor people’s tea to a beverage that is widely enjoyed all over the world. Adding roasted rice to green tea was a practical way to get the most out of your tea if you were poor and it was also a good source of nutrients which made this tea perfect for exhausted soldiers and sick people who couldn’t ingest solid food. So it was a tea and a nutritious, healing soup at the same time.

There are many stories and myths around the origin of brown rice tea, some more plausible than others, but all very fascinating. One story goes that a servant of a Japanese emperor accidentally dropped a few grains of rice into green tea and the emperor was furious and ordered the servant to be killed. But after he actually tasted the tea, he realized that it was actually quite good and in the honor of the servant, whose name was Genmai, called the tea genmaicha.

A more realistic story of the tea is that the Japanese people simply wanted to extend the life of their tea. There was an old custom of roasting a traditional Japanese rice cake around New Years and putting it into tea. Since green tea leaves didn’t last as long then because there was no refrigeration, adding roasted rice was a perfect way to enhance the flavor of old tea.

Regardless of which story is true, genmaicha tea obviously has a very long and interesting history and it has come a long way from poor people’s tea. It is now very famous all over the world, not simply because of its unique taste, but because it can do wonders for your health.

Tea Details

Taste and Smell Profile

Flavor: Sweet and refreshing
Color: Yellow and green
Smell: Sweet

Genmaicha Profile

Before Brewing: Green, yellow, crunchy
After Brewing: Soft and mushy

About AiryTea Brown Rice Tea Package

Tea Type: Brown Rice Tea
Weight: 250g
Shelf Life: 18 months

Tea Storage Recommendation: Store it in a cool and dry place away from sunlight.

Top 10 Genmaicha (Brown Rice) Tea Benefits

Top 10 Genmaicha (Brown Rice) Tea Benefits
Genmaicha is one of the most delicious and beneficial teas you can buy on the market today. Thanks to a strong combination of green leaves and brown roasted rice, you can expect to improve your sleeping patterns, feel more energetic, and much, much more.

The combination of green tea and brown rice brings an incredible mix of health benefits that are unlike any other beverage. Only one cup a day can make a significant difference to your wellbeing, so start drinking genmaicha tea as see for yourself.

For a complete list of genmaicha benefits, see our article below.

1. Improves Brain Function

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How To Brew / Prepare Brown Rice Tea?

Making this tea is very easy, as not much steeping time is necessary. Take half a teaspoon of the tea in the cup. Pour boiled water over it and wait for 30 seconds and your genmaicha tea can be consumed!

Brown Rice Tea Shipping Times

We are proud to offer two great shipping methods that will suit everyone’s needs.

Flat Rate Shipping

- Great for people who are not in a hurry and want to save on even more for brown rice tea. This method will take around 10 to 30 days to arrive.

Express Shipping

- For everyone who wants to try our brown rice tea as soon as possible, pick this method and get your tea in just 1 to 5 business days.

Please note: this excludes handling time, which is usually less than 24 hours. However, if there are certain situations beyond our control (such as the post office being closed) it may take up to 72 hours for your package to be shipped.

Return Policy

If you have changed your mind regarding the tea, you can return the unopened package to us and we will be more than happy to give you a refund. Please contact us (with your order number) to proceed with the request.


Customer Reviews

great tea to help focus Review by Timtohion
A great tea to drink daily when studying or programming, really gives you few extra kicks to your overall mood and brain :) (Posted on 9/24/2017)

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