Japan Genmaicha Yamasaki Green Tea - 50g (larger sizes are available 100g - 250g - 500g)
Light, golden yellow liquor with a unique, toasty rice flavor tending sweet. A tea that creates conversation.
Ingredients: Green tea, Roasted + Popped rice
This is a specialty Japanese style green tea (normally a high grade of Japan Sencha) that is blended with fire-toasted rice. The fresh vegetative character of the green tea is imparted on the cup but it is tempered with the bakey-like character of the rice. There is a natural sweetness and almost chewy character to the finish of this tea. During the firing of the rice, it is not uncommon for rice to ‘pop’ not unlike popcorn, hence the pet name ‘popcorn-tea’
FYI: After the Fukushima nuclear accident, Metropolitan Tea Co. shifted the source of this tea to Japanese tea gardens in China. It was and continues to be the correct food safety precaution.