Genmaicha Yanagi

Genmaicha Yanagi


Single origin green tea with toasted mochi rice

Genmaicha, also affectionately known as 'brown rice tea', is a hearty blend of late-season Yanagi Bancha green tea leaves and toasted white mochi rice.

Comforting and delicious with its popcorn-like aroma, 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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Wazuka, Kyoto, Japan

How to brew

Genmaicha Yanagi is suited to senchado and western styles of brewing.


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 Yanagi 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 fragrant coarse leaf and fine rice that is pleasing to the senses.

The same tea leaves can be re-brewed up to three times. Each infusion will reveal more of the tasting profile.


Pairing suggestion

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