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Genmai Cha Loose Leaf

This blend features a superior grade of top quality Sencha with hulled, boiled, and roasted rice grains that are skillfully processed and strictly graded.
$13.95 / 4 oz. pkg.
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  • Flavor Notes
    Fresh, vegetal and smooth, with hearty roasted grain aroma
  • Tea Type
    Green
  • Caffeine level
    Light
  • Origin
    Japan
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Sku ID #509594

Caffeine Level

Genmai Cha Loose Leaf
No Caffeine
Light Caffeine
Caffeine

Steeping methods

  • 1 tsp (2g)/8oz
  • 190 ℉
  • 3 Minutes

Ingredients

Green tea leaves, roasted and puffed rice

How It Tastes

The fresh vegetal notes of authentic Japan Sencha is moderated by the sweet, nutty mouthfeel of roasted rice grains. The orange grains are from Japanese sweet sticky rice, lending a caramel sweet note and smooth, stocky body. This combination is a great introduction to Japan green teas, and it goes particularly well with foods from that country.

History

One of Japan's most unique teas, Genmai Cha means “roasted rice tea.” This blend originated in an era when tea was a barely affordable luxury; Japanese peasants would stretch their precious supply by mixing it with comparatively inexpensive roasted rice. Over time, the toasty, malty-smooth flavor developed an international following.

Certifications

Sourcing the best

The whole leaf. The whole flavor.

Our teas showcase larger, bolder tea leaves that are never broken, torn, or crushed, giving you a complex, nuanced taste that you can't find anywhere else.

Quality Process

  • Sourcing the best ingredients

    All of our teas are sourced exclusively from small-scale farmers and smaller agricultural models.

  • Unique blending process

    Each ingredient is brought to our California HQ where it goes through intensive flavor testing and quality assurance.

  • Packaged for freshness

    The tea is then carefully wrapped in one of our signature, hand-stitched tea pouches for maximal freshness.

  • Delivered to your doorstep

    Your tea order is then custom packaged and delivered right to your door.

Reviews (2)
Average rating:
(2)
Justin
from Huntington Beach, CA on 8/3/2016. Drinking Peet's since 2003.

I've loved Peet's forever, especially their Summer house Iced, and their Jasmine. Mighty leaf is decent at best. The Cha is terrible. I 'm also fairly certain most of the 5 stars reviews praising any of their teas are corporate. Like I said it's okay tea, but nothing like what it used to be.

Natalie
from San Rafael, CA on 6/21/2016. Drinking Peet's since 2012. A Peet's Employee.

Before joining Mighty Leaf Tea in 2012, tea was not high on my list of preferred beverages. I can say now that being surrounded by such a wide range of high quality tea blends day after day has moved tea up the list.

One of my all time favorite blends is the Genmai Cha. The combination of roasted rice grains and Sencha green tea gives a warm toasty aroma and light/airy buttery flavor. There is just something so comforting about this tea blend. It is like a hug in a cup.