Japanese Genmaicha
Japanese Genmaicha

Japanese Genmaicha Loose Leaf Green Tea

10 reviews
Regular price £7.99
(19p per cup)

497 in stock

Top grade Japanese green loose leaf tea with toasted brown rice.

This Genmaicha is rather special and unusual, as we use a superior Sencha and combine it with organic Japanese toasted brown rice.

Traditionally Genmaicha was made with old, inferior or lower grade sencha and the toasted rice was used as filler to disguise the inferior quality.  We don't do that.

The sencha is crafted by Moriuchi san - one of the most revered tea-masters in Japan.  His 200 year old tea-garden in Shizuoka is still family run, alongside his wife and daughter.

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17 February 2022
Maria P.
Mexico Mexico

The MOST wonderful blend

The toasted brown rice made this tea my favorite yet. Incredibly well balanced, the flavour in the Sencha goes great with the rice and makes the combination into something unique. Loved it!

22 January 2022
United Kingdom United Kingdom


I find it hard to write about this tea without sounding a bit over-the-top. I’ve tried genmaichas before, and really liked them. This genmaicha however, was so full of flavour, and had so much going on, that I wanted to turn all the music off to concentrate on the tea. It felt like sensory overload. It’s the tea I bought a temperature-controlled kettle for.

19 November 2021
Miroslava S.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Amazing tea

Absolutely love it ! The quality.. the taste … gorgeous smell … !

22 August 2021
Katrin L.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

This tea is wonderful

The scent alone transports me. It is lovely!

21 August 2021
Richard W.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Now for something a little different

I was delighted to be able to buy this tea. I was given a box of genmaicha tea by a friend a few years ago. I loved the taste but forgot about it until I saw it on the Rare Tea site. It is a refreshing tea, with a nutty edge that I like. When I make it, I take my time and unwind, which is much needed after yet another WFH day.

Tasting Notes

The sencha base is remarkably complex and deep with rich, verdant notes. A deep, comforting finish with the aroma of popcorn.


Use 2g of tea per 150ml of water.


For the optimum infusion use 70°C (158°F) water.


Infuse for 1 - 2 minutes, tasting regularly.


You can infuse this tea at least twice. With each careful infusion, different subtleties of flavour are revealed.

Cost Per Cup

19p per cup based on 2g of tea per 150ml of water and 2 infusions.

Origin & Craft

Located between Uchimaki and Miwa Village in Shizuoka, the Moriuchi Tea Garden has been around since the Edo period. The tea is grown and harvested by husband and wife Yoshio and Masumi Moriuchi.

The gardens are steep and rich, surrounded by forests. Indeed so precipitous is the incline Mr Moriuchi has built a small monorail to lift them up, and the tea down, from the steepest slopes. They have converted the land to organic farming and our senchas are hand picked and handcrafted.

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