Harmony Tea™ is our genmaicha — green tea mixed with roasted rice. The rice imparts a nutty, toasty flavor that makes genmaicha one of the most popular types of green tea in America. Unlike some tea growers, our growers roast their own rice, which they buy from local farmers. (During roasting, some of the rice grains pop like popcorn. This popped rice is also included in the mixture to enhance the flavor.)
Mellow Monk® Harmony Tea™ has just the right amount of roasted rice to strike a perfect balance between the nutty flavor of the rice and the rich, earthy flavor of our small-farm tea, so that one flavor doesn’t mask the other.
Mellow Monk® Harmony Tea™ comes vacuum-sealed for freshness in resealable, standup foil packets. Each packet contains 100 grams (3.5 ounces) of tea, enough to make 40 to 50 cups of brewed tea.
To brew, use 1 heaping teaspoon of tea leaves for an 8-ounce cup or mug. The water temperature should be about 75 degrees Celcius (167 degrees Fahrenheit). (For more on water temperature, see here.) For the first steeping, let the tea brew for about 3 minutes. For the second and third steepings, let the tea brew for about 30 seconds to 1 minute.