Traditional Genmaicha was created during one of the bleakest of times, right after the war, when Japan had little food or tea. Tea is such a part of Japanese life that when faced with the option of not enough tea for a day or not enough food they choose TEA and added the grain genmai to stretch the tea.
By contrast Matcha was reserved for only the royal or noble with many "common" people never experiencing the ceremonial luxury of preparing and receiving this fine tea powder.
Today we have Genmaicha Midori or Green Genmaicha. The humble Genmaicha married with the noble Matcha creating a very unique experience!
Subtle, exotic, tantalizing, always in harmony – Asian Cuisine is at its most inviting when accompanied by this intriguing tea!
Organic Genmaicha Midori
Gift box contains 35 grams of loose leaf tea
This green tea is organically grown in Uji, Japan
Recommended Steeping Instructions:
Amount of tea: 1 teaspoon
Water Temperature: 165°F (boil water and let cool for 5-7 minutes)
Steeping Time: 30 seconds
Steeping Vessel: Kyusu or Steeping Cup
Recommended 3-5 steepings per serving
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