Japanese green tea with toasted rice
Japanese green tea with toasted rice. Sounds odd, works well. A traditional Japanese recipe combining toasted and partially puffed rice grains with green tea leaves, to produce a tea with a distinctive, sweet and nutty taste. With the added benefits of being very low in caffeine and high levels of antioxidants.
Brewing the best cup. Use just one teaspoon per cup. Boiling water is a little fierce for green tea so, for just-off the boil water, simply boil the kettle, let it sit for three to four minutes, then brew your tea, 2+ mins, a little honey or sugar, no milk.
Genmaicha (玄米茶?, "brown rice tea") is the Japanese name for green tea combined with roasted brown rice. Japan, a country with an ancient tea tradition, only produces green tea, much of which is consumed internally. Japanese green tea boasts a distinctive fresh, green character and appearance. Japanese Green tea is processed differently than the Chinese green teas -- after plucked, it is steamed to neutralize oxidation versus pan-fired.
Japan Green Tea, Wholemeal Puffed Rice
Nutty mild no bitterness