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Genmaicha Organic is harvested in early summer, following the vibrant growth of spring. Flavours of popped corn and pistachios, from the toasted rice kernels, combined with the gentle sweetness of bancha makes for a comforting everyday tea, especially during the winter months. Being a second harvest tea makes it a good choice for those who want a tea with less caffeine.
Grown and produced by the Nakai family, the current being the eighth generation to carry on the craft and tradition of authentic, loose leaf organic tea. In 1980, the family returned to the traditional way of farming by abandoning chemical fertilizers and pesticides and instead, let nature do what it has always done...take care of herself.
○ Origin: Wazuka-cho, Japan
○ Cultivar: Yabukita
○ Harvest: Second harvest June
○ Impressions: Sweet and toasty with light astringency, light bodied, refreshing.
○ Net weight: 40g or 80g
○ Servings: 10 or 20 first infusions using 4g
As with most of our teas, this tea can be steeped several times. Second infusions are usually made with slightly hotter water and about half the time. Third or fourth infusions require longer times of 90+ seconds. Please remember, these are guidelines to get you started and you may find your preference is to adjust them.