Genmaicha Yamabuki

Genmaicha Yamabuki

from 9.80

Second flush, single origin Sencha tea with Hokkaido rice

Genmaicha Yamabuki, also affectionately known as a “brown rice tea”, produces a golden liquor that is robust and inviting. This blend marries organic second-flush Kagoshima sencha tea leaves with toasted rice from Hokkaido in equal proportion.

Comforting and delicious with its popcorn-like aroma and savoury-sweet profile, this tea is easy to prepare and makes for an excellent everyday brew, or a welcoming introduction into the world of Japanese green tea.

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Origin

Kagoshima, Kyushu Island, Japan

How to brew

Genmaicha Yamabuki is suited to senchado and western styles of brewing. It can be brewed up to three times.

 
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Tasting notes

Brazil nut, toasted nori, popcorn

Considered a commoners' tea in feudal times, Genmaicha has since become one of the most ubiquitous and beloved Japanese green tea blends. Genmaicha Yamabuki presents a heady aroma of fresh toast along with notes of Brazil nut and nori. When brewed it produces a bold, briskly-bodied liquor with a green-gold colour. The dried leaf is a handsome, proportioned blend of incredibly fine, thread-like leaf and beads of puffed rice that warms your heart.

We recommend the same tea leaves be re-brewed up to three times. Each infusion will reveal more, until all the taste is depleted.

 

Pair this tea with:

Washed rind cheeses, particularly hazelnut or oak

Smoked smallgoods, apricot crispbread, roast pork with crackling

Chargrill beef sirloin with caper and peppercorn jus

Deep-fried tofu, toasted peanut, pickled daikon and cress

Pistachio nougat with candied fruit, mango and almond bavarois

Dried fruit such as Turkish fig, Medjool dates, muscatel grapes