Flavor Profile: This is a specialty Japanese green tea (normally a high grade of Sencha) that is blended with fire-toasted rice.
Ingredients: Green tea, and Roasted & Popped Rice.
Brewing instructions: Bring water to 80º. Use 1tsp of loose
tea per cup. Rinse the tea briefly with hot water, discard water, then Steep 2-3
minutes in fresh hot water.
This is a specialty Japanese 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’.
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