A 6-post collection,

September 2020 – Horaicha from Kyōto

This month we selected the original Genmaicha (玄米茶), called Horaicha (蓬莱茶), from Kyōto (京都). Horaicha Horaicha (蓬莱茶) is the original Genmaicha (玄米茶), that is to say a Sencha (煎茶) sprinkled with roasted brown rice with a touch of popped rice. We use green tea harvested around Kyōto (京都) in the like of Uji (宇治) and Wazuka (和束), and mix in Japanese rice. In order to keep the Horaicha consistent and of very high quality, the proportions of the various teas
- September 2020 – Horaicha from Kyōto

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May 2019 – Genmaicha from Shimane

For the beginning of the Reiwa era, we have selected a Genmaicha (玄米茶) from the prefecture of Shimane (島根). Enjoy the light bitterness of the tea combined to the sweetness of Nita rice (仁多米)! Genmaicha This Genmaicha (玄米茶), or “brown rice green tea” in English, comes from Shimane prefecture. It is made out of 100% Nita rice, called “Nitamai“ (仁多米), one of the most famous brand of rice in Japan. It is produced naturally in the area of Okuizumo (奥出雲)
- May 2019 – Genmaicha from Shimane

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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

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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

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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

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