A favorite in Japan, Genmaicha is a delightful earthy green tea blended with toasted rice and popped corn. The result is a nutty, slightly savory brew with warm, toasty notes.
Origins: Genmaicha most likely originated as another way to extend the shelf-life of older tea, but the unverified story of Genmaicha is that it comes from a folk custom of roasting leftover rice cakes from New Year’s celebrations, and putting that into tea.
Flavor Profile: Earthy, toasty, sweet rice, nutty finish.
Caffeine: 35-75mg/8oz cup
Health Benefits: All green teas contain powerful antioxidants known for fighting disease, specifically heart disease. Tea is a zero-calorie beverage, making it an ideal, delicious substitute for high-calorie drinks like soda and energy drinks.
Ingredients: Ban Cha green tea with toasted rice and popped corn.