This is my first time trying Genmaicha tea. I like it, it tastes less grassy than plain green tea. The toasted rice gives it a nice flavour.
Watch out, it’s addictive
Some people call Genmaicha “popcorn tea” because it contains whole roasted grains of brown rice, some of which have popped. Others call it the Rice Krispie of green teas. Either way, genmaicha was originally drunk by poor Japanese who used the rice as a filler because they couldn’t afford enough tea leaves. It soon became all the rage. Today, everyone is addicted to its sweet, toasted rice flavour.
Ingredients: Japanese-style green tea, roasted rice