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.
Kagoshima, Kyushu Island, Japan
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