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Organic Genmaicha - 50g

Our Organic Genmaicha is a softer and lighter character genmaicha (green tea leaves blended with roasted rice). Ranking outside of our regular lineup, this limited tea changes character with every release.


Best before
Best before180 days
The best before date is 180 days days from when the tea is packaged in Japan.
Serving size10 g (2 tbsp.) per pot
Up to 3 pots can be brewed with the same leaves.
Size 2.8" x 2" x 9"
Net weight1.8 oz (50 g)

Taste notes

This organic genmaicha is a simple blend of organic bancha green tea leaves and roasted organic rice. We carefully selected these leaves for their light, astringent flavor, and adjusted the balance of roasted rice to make a harmonious blend. You can enjoy sipping this tea lightheartedly throughout the day and with meals.

Ippodo's organic selection

Our organic teas are produced in the Kyoto tea production region and are certified organic by the JAS. (The USDA recognizes JAS organic certification as an equivalent standard to USDA organic certification.) We have selected each organic variety to meet Ippodo standards for authentic Japanese green tea flavor, aroma, and color. Additionally, compared to our other tea blends, the weather and other growing factors lead to greater differences in the character of our organic teas every year. Discovering this year's unique characteristics is one of the delights of these teas.


One of the more popular banchas, genmaicha is a mixture of yanagi (large plain green tea leaves) and roasted rice. The rice 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 rice 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 and the refreshing aftertaste of the yanagi.

Genmaicha goes well with meals and is tasty as an everyday tea.

How to Prepare

Pot of Organic Genmaicha
Standard brew
1. Measure the leaves
2 tbsp. (10g / 0.35oz)
2. Add hot water
100°C (212°F)
240 ml (8 oz)
3. Brew
30 seconds
Don't shake the teapot while brewing
4. Serve
drop Pour out every last drop
Add to bag - $16

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Perfectly balanced taste

This is my favorite Genmaicha. I have tried other brands but I always come back to this one.

Good taste, good quality

I'm loving my Genmaicha! Definitely ordering again.

I love it!

I grew up in Japanese tea store and I am very picky with my tea selections.
This Genmai-cha is a just like the good Japanese green tea I grew up with.
It made me home sick.
I will order again.

Lovely taste

This tea has the right blend of brown rice and tea. And I love the umami after taste. Lovely.

perfect blend

Faster delivery than Amazon and a perfect blend of toasted rice and light green tea.

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