Japanese Genmaicha | Loose Leaf Tea
Loose-Leaf Tea - Genmaicha
(Bancha green tea, popped rice, and toasted rice)
-Sample 6.75" x 3.5" Bag
-Medium 8.15” x 5” Bag
-Large Reusable 11.5" x 6.5" Bag
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|water temp||180°F (not boiling)|
|amount||2 grams tea per 8 ounces water|
|infusion method||This genmaicha Japanese green tea is made with a base of bancha tea. Bancha is often comprised of the shoots just below the top shoots used for (sencha) tea (it can also be the second harvest of the tea plant). The leaves are a simliar size to sencha and will steep faster than larger leaf teas.
The inclusion of toasted rice makes the infusion of genmaicha more forgiving since this will often mask any bitterness from accidental oversteeping.
Though tea balls and strainers are often used for tea that isn't pre-bagged, ideal methods of infusing loose leaf teas employ strainers that allow for the tea leaves to completely unfurl and release their flavor. Teapots with removable strainers for tea will allow a fuller flavor.
Some tea enthusiasts dispense with using strainers altogether and drop leaves in the pot directly and then strain the tea when serving into cups. When employing this method be sure to pour out all tea or remaining liquid will get bitter from over-steeping.
|notes on tea strength||The strength and flavor of tea is a personal experience.
We aim to provide times and temperatures that reduce the risk of allowing the actual tea leaves (or other delicate herbs in blends) to taste bitter due to too much steep time or to get scorched from too much heat.
If you desire a stronger cup, we suggest using more tea rather than a longer steep time to minimize the potential for a more bitter flavor.
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Safety precautions: Extremely potent use with care. Consult a professional reference for correct dilution ratios prior to application.
Avoid in pregnancy and lactation. Keep away from eye area. Keep out of reach of children.