I’m pretty sure Genmaicha and I are going to elope one of these days. It’s such a comforting, toasty warm taste. I love the little popcorn pieces! I could curl up with a bottomless mug of this and die happy. (The way it actually happened was: I brewed a mug in the morning too late to drink it all before leaving for class, which is luckily right across the street. However, not being in possession of a thermos, my solution was just to take the mug down to class and finish it there. Why no, I didn’t look weird at all walking down the street like that.)
Genmai Cha is Japanese tea that combines popped brown rice kernels, corn, and tender green tea leaves. This tea has a mild taste of green tea with a hint of roasted rice that some find close to the taste of popcorn. This is one of the most popular teas at restaurants in Japan.