Organic Genmaicha (80g)

(2 customer reviews)


Organic Genmaicha offers a naturally sweet taste with hints of melon and chamomile. Bright yellow with a honey hue, its aroma has notes of pistachio and popcorn. Made by mixing Organic Bancha with roasted rice, it is a perfect “comfort” tea.

This tea has JAS, EU and USDA organic certifications.

Taste: Sweet
Body: Medium
Texture: Rounded
Length: Medium
Harvest: June
Tea Cultivar: Mixed
Origin: Wazuka
Cultivation: Unshaded
Processing: Steamed, Rolled, Dried
5% discount when purchasing more than 3 bags.


What is Genmaicha?Genmaicha

Genmaicha (玄米茶) is a traditional Japanese tea that has been growing in
popularity in recent years. Genmaicha, actually meaning ‘brown rice tea’ is a composition of Japanese green tea and roasted rice. Combining the two traditional Japanese products tea and rice makes Genmaicha an unmistakable exponent of Japanese culture. Although it is called genmaicha, white mochi rice is usually used to create this blend. This is due to the fragrant aroma the white rice develops by roasting. After steaming, drying and roasting the rice is traditionally combined with Bancha tea in a proportion of 1:1, although this ratio can change depending on the manufacturer. Nowadays a lot of genmaicha variations, such as sencha genmaicha or houji genmaicha are also offered by different tea producers. Some might call Genmaicha ‘popcorn tea’ as some sellers add popped grains that look just like popcorn. The pleasant roasted taste also reminds people a bit of popcorn. This is a good tea for those who are just beginning to get familiar with the taste of Japanese tea.


Farmer Profile

Organic Tea Farmer Nakai-san

Nakai’s family has been farming tea for eight generations. Almost 30 years ago, his father
began farming organically after discovering high levels of pesticides in his blood. This news was the inspiration to grow tea in a safe and natural way. Now Nakai’s teas are certified by the Japanese Agricultural Standard (JAS) and have equivalent USDA and EU organic certification.





How to Brew Genmaicha

Additional information

Weight 130 g

2 reviews for Organic Genmaicha (80g)

  1. Lilly (verified owner)

    This was my first experience with genmaicha and I love it! The tea was absolutely delicious. I definitely recommend it to anyone looking for something different to try

  2. MV (verified owner)

    This is my absolute favorite green tea! I buy from Obubu because the tea is so fresh – more fresh than the Genmaicha I’ve bought from other farms in Kyoto. Thanks!

Add a review