Genmaicha

A 4-post collection,

September 2018 – Genmaicha from Japan

This month we are doing a tour of Japan! We selected a Genmaicha (玄米茶) with ingredients picked from all over Japan: green teas grown in the prefectures of Mie (三重) and Shizuoka (静岡), brown rice grown in the prefecture of Yamagata (山形), matcha refined in Uji (宇治) and black soybeans from… somewhere in Japan! Genmaicha Genmaicha simply means “brown rice tea”, and is usually made by mixing green tea and roasted brown rice. Roasted brown rice takes the shape of
- September 2018 – Genmaicha from Japan

Read more

January 2018 – Ōbukucha from Kyōto

2018 has come! We wish you a Happy New Year. For a good start, we selected a lucky tea, an Ōbukucha (大福茶) from the city of Kyōto (京都), in the prefecture of Kyōto (京都). Ōbukucha We already introduced you to Ōbukucha (大福茶), exactly 2 years ago. This name is old, abd can be found in the ancient archives of the Xth century. For more details, you can also read the blogpost of January 2016. We often serve it with a
- January 2018 – Ōbukucha from Kyōto

Read more

October 2017 - Genmaicha from Kaga

We selected a Genmaicha (玄米茶) from Kaga (加賀), in the prefecture of Ishikawa (石川). Genmaicha We can say of Genmaicha (玄米茶) that it's the first flavoured green tea thanks to the addition of brown rice, or "genmai" (玄米) in Japanese. We didn’t add anything to green tea until the invention of Genmaicha. The brown rice add some complexity to tea: Genmaicha has a fresh and rich taste, and sweetness as well as strength. It is well balanced. When the
- October 2017 - Genmaicha from Kaga

Read more

January 2016 - Obukucha from Kyoto

Happy New Year 2016! Just like last year, we will try to introduce you to oishii Japanese green teas all year long. For a good start, we selected an Obukucha (大福茶) from Kyoto (京都). Obukucha Obukucha (大福茶) is a special tea prepared only for the first month of the new year. The type of tea varies according to the tea producer. The Obukucha we selected is a Genmaicha (玄米茶), which means literally a tea (茶) of brown rice (玄米). Genmaicha
- January 2016 - Obukucha from Kyoto

Read more