Genmaicha – Green Tea with Roasted Brown Rice

Is my favourite drink; along with coffee and water of course!

We all know that green tea is good for us, we hear it time and time again.

Incase you need a refresher about the benefits of green tea here is an expert from Wikipedia; click here to read more.

Over the last few decades green tea has been subjected to many scientific and medical studies to determine the extent of its long-purported health benefits, with some evidence suggesting regular green tea drinkers may have lower chances of heart disease and developing certain types of cancer.[1] Green tea has also been claimed as useful for “weight loss management” — a claim with no scientific support according to medical databases such as PubMed.

I enjoy a lot of green teas but have found it be really tricky to find a green tea that I love. Some green teas are down right gross. But green tea with brown rice (known as Genmaicha) is delicious and has a wonderful smell to it.

Description from Wikipedia

Tea steeped from these tea leaves has a light yellow hue. Its flavor is mild and combines the fresh grassy flavor of green tea with the aroma of the roasted rice.

If you like green tea and haven’t tried Genmaicha then you must! I have found it in tea bag form made by Yamamotoyama – I found it in the asian isle of my local supermarket. You would think it would be with the rest of the tea’s but it wasn’t.

Yamamotoyama Genmaicha

More recently I have found it loose leaf form. It’s funny because it has little ‘popcorn’ bits in it. I didn’t know what it was until I saw on Wikipedia that it is normal and sometimes even called “popcorn tea” because of it. Cute. Although drinking it kind of creeps me out so I usually pick those bits out.

green tea with roasted brown rice

Apparently it is also a poor man’s tea because the rice serves as filler. Interesting. Regardless it is delicious and if you like green tea – try it!

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