Organic Matcha Genmaicha Green Tea
This particular green tea from Japan, as it stands, brings together much of the history and culture of tea production in the land of the rising sun. When we look at this product, we immediately realise that we are dealing with a combination of several elements that combine perfectly with each other to give us a unique and varied tasting experience.
The main ingredient in this bland is camellia leaves processed in the same way as sencha green tea. Combined with matcha (powdered Japanese green tea) and roasted rice kernels, the result is a more rounded flavour with a distinct and persistent herbaceous intensity.
The matcha in this tea has the role of adding a touch of umami flavour to the brew as well as being an energiser for the body while the roasted rice grains add a more rustic flavour to the drink and take us back in time to when Japanese tea farmers used this poor element to check that the product remained dry and moisture-free before being sold to the buyer.
All these three elements, once infused, will give us three different sensations (vegetal, toasted and umami) which will alternate in our mouth for an involving and rich tasting experience.
Place of origin
Organic Matcha Genmaicha Green Tea is brewed in the classic Japanese style, so the freshly picked leaves are left to wither for a short time and then flooded with very hot steam which within 15 to 20 seconds accomplishes the process of “killing the green” by deactivating the enzymes that would cause the leaf to oxidise.
After this important stage, the leaves are rolled to enhance the flavours and dried using hot air jets before the toasted rice and matcha are added in proportions that may vary according to the manufacturer.
How to prepare
Place 4 grams of leaves (about two teaspoons) in a Japanese Kyusu-type teapot or, failing that, in a teapot with a wide, flat bottom if possible.
Pour 100 ml water at a temperature of 75°C over the leaves and after 30 seconds you can start pouring the infusion into cups. To make the most of the leaves and to continue the taste experience with this tea, we also recommend making two more infusions of the same leaves with the same quantity and temperature parameters but varying the infusion time. For the second one 40 seconds is suggested and for the third one 50 seconds.
The tea can be filtered for easier tasting and also the above brewing times are purely indicative so can be adjusted according to personal taste.
Storage of Organic Matcha Genmaicha Green Tea: Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.