Gokujo Genmaicha -
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Gokujo Genmaicha is Ippodo’s blend of genmaicha—green tea mixed with roasted rice. It has a perfect balance of pleasant roasted rice aroma and classic green tea astringency.
One of the more popular banchas, genmaicha is a mixture of yanagi and roasted genmai (a variety of brown rice). The genmai is roasted at two different levels: lightly roasted and deeply roasted until the rice grains puff. The result is a unique savory flavor and a strong popcorn-like aroma. The quantity of genmai is purposely kept to a minimum while there is an ample amount of leaves with a light bitterness. This provides a perfect balance between the roasted aroma of the genmai and the refreshing aftertaste of the yanagi.
Genmaicha goes well with meals. It is also a good choice for ochazuke (tea poured over rice accompanied by Japanese pickled vegetables).
- Place 10g (2 tbsp.) in kyusu teapot
- Add 210 ml (7 oz) of boiling water
- Brew for 60 sec.
- Pour into glass full of ice
very happy with ippodo's genmaicha. I've tried other companies, and I feel this one is perfectly balanced, and true to the described tasting notes. I love it!