Japan Genmaicha Green Tea - Loose Leaf
Japanese Genmaicha green tea is an incredible example of the art of tea. Legend has it that sometime during the 1400s, a servant named Genmai leaned too far forward when serving hot tea to his Samurai warlord; the rice snack in Genmai's pocket fell into the samurai's tea. To their surprise, popping commenced upon the rice falling into the near boiling tea. Intrigued, the samurai tasted the tea and was overwhelmed with delight! He then named the tea after Genmai, and he requested that it be served every day thereafter.
Harvested while still young, the tea leaves are then dried and mixed with puffs of roasted, hulled rice to give it the appearance of "popcorn tea."
Each cup of Japanese Genmaicha is sweet with a delicious toasty finish.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much is shipping?
All of our coffees and teas ship with a flat $9.95 shipping no matter how many different flavors or varieties of coffees and teas you buy at one time that are shipped to one continental U.S. physical address. So pull your friends together and place one order for everyone to save on shipping per person. For an example, ten people ordering one bag of coffee or tea each in one order going to one congenital U.S. address will cost less than a $1.00 per person for the shipping.
When will my order ship?
We prepare and package your tea after we receive your order to insure you receive the freshest tea possible. We do not package or ship tea on Saturday or Sunday. Tea orders ship on a week day after the day we receive your order. We can not ship tea and coffee orders to a P.O. Box address because we ship your tea and coffee order via FedEx from Georgia. We will email the tracking number to you once we receive it from our roaster.
How to brew a perfect cup of tea.
Use 1 teaspoon, or 2 if you like it stronger, of tea per 1 cup of water.
Green tea should be steeped in water that is cooler than boiling. It can be as hot as 175 degrees. Water that is higher than 175 degrees will damage the leaves leaving your green tea with a bitter taste. Steep these teas for 3 minutes for best results.
How to store my tea leaves.
Once you open your bag of tea from VeggieSensations.com put the tea leaves, or the opened package of tea, into an air tight container or package. Place that sealed package or container in a dark, dry cupboard.
Black tea will stay fresh in an air tight container for up to 2 years. All other teas will last less than 2 years. Your tea is past it's prime when it no longer has the fragrant aroma you could smell when you purchased it. They, also, will either have a muted taste or a bitter taste.
Choose from several coffee and tea accessories like tea and coffee Mini-Minit single serve filters and tea ball infuser. The tea ball and filters are included in the flat shipping rate.