Delicious afternoon tea. Nutty and comfy! I love the large bits of dried brown rice (almost like rice crispies) and popped popcorn. The leaves are needle-like and dark green and thin. Very good tea indeed. I received this from Shinobicha. Thank you! I really enjoy a good genmaicha. I always think of the genmaicha I drink when going to my favorite Japanese restaurant.
·Region: NARA prefecture
·Year of production: 2009 Dec.
·Net: 200g(7.1oz) – only $12!!!
It is made from bancha tea and popped, roasted rice.
Genmaicha is soothing and mellow; the popped rice adds a wonderful balance of roasty aroma to the refreshing green tea.
The tea leaf has been tasted and rated as “Sencha” (High grade green tea). “KAHEI” brown rice tea has the scent of roasted brown rice and a mild fresh taste. It is a blend of four tenths brown rice and 6 tenths green tea. The care and dedication placed into this tea prevents it from being mass produced.
With every bag of tea we roast the brown rice at the last minute before mixing and packing the tea so that you get the very best aroma and flavor.
KAHEI” brown rice tea is the tea leaf we use for our tea. “KAHEI” is grown on 2 hectares of tea plantation soil; surrounded by the nature of Yoshino in Nara prefecture. Though Yoshino is not a famous brand like Shizuoka, Uji, or Yatsume the tea is still very delicious.
“KAHEI” tea, based in Yoshino, Nara, is located 220 meters above sea level in a mountainous region of Japan.
This environment is perfect for growing tea; allowing the tea to grow quickly. The tea is picked and made by hand; this tradition of tea making has been passed down for generations, since the Tempo era in 1154. The villagers of Yoshino use the tea to maintain their health.