Standard Genmaicha Brew

Our standard recipe for brewing loose-leaf genmaicha. The light flavors of bancha teas work well for any occasion. Drink with your meals or when you're trying to relax. Use hot water that is boiling vigorously to bring out the full aroma of this tea.

1. Measure the leaves
2 tbsp. (10 g / 0.35 oz)
Add tea leaves to a kyusu or teapot.
Scooping Genmaicha dried green tea with golden toasted rice with silver tablespoon into Ivory artisan-made ceramic teapot
Scooping Genmaicha dried green tea with golden toasted rice with silver tablespoon into Ivory artisan-made ceramic teapot
Standard Genmaicha Brew
Makes one pot
1. Measure the leaves
2 tbsp. (10 g / 0.35 oz)
Add tea leaves to a kyusu or teapot.
2. Add hot water
240 mL (8 oz) 100°C (212°F)
Pour boiling water to cover tea leaves.
Pouring hot water from silver kettle into ivory Tokoname-yaki ceramic Ippodo Tea Co. Japanese kyusu teapot
Pouring hot water from silver kettle into ivory Tokoname-yaki ceramic Ippodo Tea Co. Japanese kyusu teapot
Standard Genmaicha Brew
Makes one pot
2. Add hot water
240 mL (8 oz) 100°C (212°F)
Pour boiling water to cover tea leaves.
3. Brew
30 seconds
Brew without stirring or disturbing the tea leaves.
Ivory Ippodo Tea Co. Tokoname-yaki ceramic kyusu teapot set beside orange clock timer on white table
Ivory Ippodo Tea Co. Tokoname-yaki ceramic kyusu teapot set beside orange clock timer on white table
Standard Genmaicha Brew
Makes one pot
3. Brew
30 seconds
Brew without stirring or disturbing the tea leaves.
4. Serve
Pour out every last drop.
Enjoy in your favorite teacup or mug.
Pouring futsumuchi roasted green tea Hojicha from Ivory Tokoname-yaki ceramic (kyusu) teapot into white porcelain teacup
Pouring futsumuchi roasted green tea Hojicha from Ivory Tokoname-yaki ceramic (kyusu) teapot into white porcelain teacup
Standard Genmaicha Brew
Makes one pot
4. Serve
Pour out every last drop.
Enjoy in your favorite teacup or mug.

Products using this recipe

Subscribe to our newsletter for more interesting content on Japanese tea.
Usucha (Thin Matcha)

Usucha (Thin Matcha)

The standard matcha whisking method, made to be a normal, liquid consistency. We recommend drinking usucha at teatime for an energetic boost. It goes well with chocolate, cakes, and other confections, Western or Japanese.

Koicha (Thick Matcha)

Koicha (Thick Matcha)

Matcha made into a powerfully rich, thick paste using less water and more matcha powder per serving. Taking the time to sift the matcha powder produces thick and creamy koicha. Discover the amazing bounty of nature and the strength of the tea leaves.

Matcha Latte

Matcha Latte

An easy recipe for preparing at home to enjoy with breakfast or as a snack. One part matcha with one part frothed, warm milk makes for a cozy drinking experience - especially on colder days. Adjust the amount of milk to suit your preference.