Try the famous Genmaicha Green Tea with Roasted Rice, the best genmaicha green tea if you like smooth, sweet and nutty flavors of genmaicha green tea
Observing the Appearance
The leaves of the genmaicha green tea are olive green and pressed into flatter shapes and the toasted rice is a brown-orange color.
Assessing the Aroma
The aroma coming off the genmaicha green tea with roasted brown rice is citrusy and toasty, like freshly baked bread
Tasting the Tea
This genmaicha green tea with roasted rice begins right away with these sweet and nutty notes. There is a pleasant caramel sweetness with this tea that comes into play in the mid-palate. The tea finishes with a mild acidity that quenches the palate.
Evaluating the sensation on the palate
The flavor and taste sensation of the genmaicha green tea with brown rice is dominated by the toasted rice. There is a tiny hint of this acidity, but it is mostly dominated by the warmer and sweeter tasting notes of the rice. The flavor is very mild and doesn’t go too strong in one direction or another.
The best genmaicha green tea is 100% Organically grown
At Nio, we are proud of the partnerships we have with tea farmers who share our unwavering commitment to organic and pesticide-free cultivation practices. Through our experience, we have witnessed firsthand how this approach not only results in teas with exceptional taste, but also improves the health and vitality of tea fields.
These environmentally-conscious farms serve as sanctuaries for local wildlife, fostering a thriving ecosystem where diverse flora and fauna can thrive. By sourcing teas from these farms, we are dedicated to promoting sustainability, safeguarding the environment, and advocating for a healthier approach to tea farming.
We are honored to collaborate with farmers who are aligned with our values and share our vision for a more sustainable and eco-friendly future in tea production.
Nio Teas Unique Organically grown sourcing process
- our unique sourcing process for organically grown teas begins with a meticulous tasting process to identify the perfect flavor profile for each tea,
- We maintain constant communication with our tea farmers, ensuring that they adhere to strict pesticide-free and chemical-free cultivation practices
- We like to visit the tea fields and production facilities in person to ensure that the teas are being produced with utmost care and in alignment with our sustainability values
- During our visits, we take the time to walk around the tea fields, observing and evaluating the health of the ecosystem
As you browse our selection of tea packs, you may come across the JAS (Japanese Agricultural Standard) logo, a symbol that is managed by the Japanese government. As part of our partnerships with larger tea farms, we hold them to high standards and require them to obtain JAS certification through comprehensive soil testing and sampling, ensuring that our teas meet the highest quality benchmarks.
We also take pride in collaborating with smaller farms that may not have the resources for extensive testing. In these cases, we accept their teas under the "pesticide-free" label, providing them with opportunities to showcase their exceptional quality teas while still maintaining our unwavering commitment to quality.
Why You should go for organic genmaicha green tea
Just like other green teas made in japan genmaicha green tea should be bought from pesticide free sources. When producing teas, it is common to use chemicals and pesticides as a short cut, but small amounts of these can end up in some of the teas. That’s why we have made a commitment to only working with farmers that produce tea without the use of pesticides or chemicals. This method requires more skill and more time, but it is worth it for quality genmaicha green tea produced in a more sustainable way.
How to prepare the tea
For organic genmaicha green tea, we recommend using a slightly higher temperature and a shorter brewing time. When it comes to genmaicha green tea with brown rice, the flavor is released quickly, but the higher temperatures can push through some of the warmer notes of the tea!
Step 1: Heat the water up to a temperature of 80°C (175°F), which is the ideal temperature for the genmaicha green tea with roasted rice.
Step 2: Add 5 grams of the genmaicha green tea to your teapot and pour in 150ml of the heated water.
Step 3: Let the genmaicha green tea brew in the water for 1 minute without disturbing the leaves. This allows the rice and the tea leaves to release a nice warm and nutty flavor and aroma into the water.
Step 4: After the brewing time is up, pour out the brewed genmaicha green tea from the teapot. The teapot will automatically filter out the leaves and the stems so they don't end up in your cup.
Enjoy your delicious cup of genmaicha green tea with roasted rice!
Don't let your genmaicha green tea with roasted rice go to waste after just one brewing! Some people think the best genmaicha green tea actually comes from the second brewing. You can even make 2-3 more cups of tea using the same tea leaves. Just add the same temperature water to the teapot a second, third or even fourth time and let the leaves brew for 20 seconds. In each brewing, you’ll get a slightly different flavor profile, and over time you’ll really get to know the different aspects and flavors of this exquisite tea!
To elevate your best genmaicha green tea to the next level, we recommend investing in a kyusu teapot for the best possible experience. This traditional Japanese teapot is designed to allow the leaves just the right amount of space to unfurl and release their flavors into the water.
The kyusu also has a built-in metal or clay filter. This automatically filters out the tea leaves as you pour, which makes things so much easier.
Alternative without teaware
If you don’t already have a kyusu teapot at home,we recommend you prepare the genmaicha green tea in a tea strainer. This may not get you quite as good of a flavor as a, but at least it will keep the tea leaves from getting into your cup! You can always upgrade to a teapot later if you want to brew richer and more flavorful cups of tea.
Location of production and farmer
Where is this genmaicha green tea with brown rice made?
This genmaicha green tea is produced in Shizuoka, Japan’s largest tea growing region. This region is home to many incredible tea farmers who benefits from the diverse, hilly landscape of Shizuoka.
Shizuoka accounts for 40% off all the tea grown in Japan, and while there is a lot of tea being grown on flat plantations, a lot of the farmers we work with also choose to grow their tea up in the mountains. Nestled into these small mountain plantations, the tea plants benefit from partial shade throughout the day, which can actually yield a smoother taste in the tea leaves.
Who makes the Genmaicha Green Tea with Roasted Rice
The Genmaicha green tea with roasted rice is made by the talented tea farmer Mr. Takada at Chanoka. His company Chanoka dates back to 1900 when his great grandfather started their first tea garden in Uji and since then they have dedicated their lives to growing and producing some of the best teas in Japan. We have started working with Mr. Takada in just the past couple of years, and already he has introduced us to so many great new teas like this one.
Cultivar and tea plant variety
This genmaicha green tea with roasted rice is made from the Yabukita cultivar, the most common tea plant variety in Japan.
Yabukita has risen to prominence as the dominant tea cultivar in Japan, accounting for an impressive 75% of the country's total tea production. This widespread preference can be attributed to several factors, including its exceptional ability to withstand frost, making it highly suitable for the colder winters in central Japan. Moreover, Yabukita is renowned for its unique taste profile, featuring robust savory notes and delightful undertones of steamed vegetables, adding to its allure among avid tea connoisseurs.
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