Genmaicha

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Updated: Mar. 13, 2014 

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About Genmaicha

Loose-leaf green tea with orange-brown toasted rice kernels and a few bright white popcorn-like popped rice kernelsLoose-leaf Genmaicha, Japanese Green Tea With Toasted Rice by Assumed Kyd, Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain.
Genmaicha(玄米茶) or genmai cha, often called brown rice tea, is a Japanese tea made by mixing green tea, usually bancha or sencha, with toasted rice. The rice and corn impart a toasty and nutty quality to the aroma. When the rice is toasted, sometimes grains of rice pop, much like popcorn. In some genmaicha, only intact grains of rice are included; other blends include these popped grains.

Genmaicha is also frequently blended with matcha, a powdered green tea that is normally brewed differently from most loose tea. The resulting blend is called Matcha-iri genmaicha(抹茶入り玄米茶), and is brewed like regular green tea, although the matcha imparts a unique quality to the resulting cup.

Genmaicha tends to be lower in caffeine, especially when bancha is used as the base tea, but its caffeine content varies widely; it can be higher when made using sencha, or when matcha as added, and because it has a mild flavor, it can also be brewed fairly strongly.

Genmaicha has recently achieved great popularity and is produced and widely available in many countries.

Best Genmaicha

The notion of the "best" Genmaicha is subjective, because different people have different tastes. We present the most often-rated and highest-rated teas in this category, and allow you to draw your own conclusions.

Most Often-Rated Teas

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Genmaicha Green Tea Whole Leaf

Brand:Ten Ren Tea
Region:?????
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Sachet
47
3 Ratings
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Genmai Cha

Brand:Adagio Teas
Region:Japan
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
84
3 Ratings
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Matcha Infused Genmaicha

Brand:Aiya
Region:Japan
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
2 Ratings
Picture of Brown Rice Tea Genmai-cha (16 ct.)

Brown Rice Tea Genmai-cha (16 ct.)

Brand:Yamamotoyama
Region:Japan
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
2 Ratings
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Genmaicha

Brand:Harney and Sons
Region:Japan
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
2 Ratings

Top-Rated Teas

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Genmai Cha

Brand:Adagio Teas
Region:Japan
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
84
3 Ratings
Picture of Genmaicha Green Tea Whole Leaf

Genmaicha Green Tea Whole Leaf

Brand:Ten Ren Tea
Region:?????
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Sachet
47
3 Ratings

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