The Japanese word ‘Genmai’ means ‘natural rice’, referring to the puffed rice added to the Japanese green tea. The green tea in Genmaicha is the typical Japanese Bancha. The rice grains are 50% roasted, and some grains are puffed. Its taste is mild and roasted, with slightly sweet undertones in its aroma. The caffeine content of this tea is relatively low, so it can be drunk throughout the day. In Japan, this Genmaicha is primarily consumed in the afternoon, making it a typical ‘afternoon tea’.
Green tea, roasted rice, puffed rice.