Green tea contains less than a quarter the amount of caffeine per cup than in a similar-sized cup of coffee. More about caffeine.
Steeping green tea is easy. Simply heat fresh, filtered water just short of boiling. Then pour water over tea and steep for 1-3 minutes (if using a tea bag) or 2-4 minutes (if using full-leaf tea.)
Finest Japanese green tea leaves and toasted rice
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What our Citizens are saying about this great gift of the leaf...
Delicious Earthy Tea
October 06, 2014
East Hampton, CT
This is a delicious and almost filling tea. Very earthy and toasty. It reminds me a bit of the tea blends used in Japanese restaurants.
One of my new favorites.
Tea of Inquiry loose tea
March 04, 2014
Joan M Grobschmidt
Excellent. Excellent My favorite.
January 30, 2013
Lake Wales, FL
I just purchased this tea for the first time. This tea almost has a hint of a popcorn taste to it because of the rice. The green tea is a little on the bitter side but adding a little honey brightens it up. Overall it's a lighter tea and very good to sip on during a cold day.
My only green tea
January 26, 2013
I'm a die-hard black tea drinker, and normally don't give much thought to green tea. Even very expensive green tea tastes odd and grassy to me. (I know, it's supposed to - just not my thing.) But this is a notable exception. I've ordered this several times over the years. It's sweet and nutty, needs nothing added to it, good to the last drop.
Nice tea, pretty earthy
December 12, 2012
This tea is nice but not the best green tea + toasted rice one that I have tasted. The green tea itself tastes very earthy...not bad, just different. It is still good and a delicious tasting cup of green tea!
December 03, 2012
My favorite tea! Hard to get through a day without a cup either hot or cold.
A fine tea indeed
November 13, 2012
This one is my favorite by far!
Tea of Inquiry
October 28, 2012
I have had this tea before and was recently told to try cooking rice in this tea or some other tea that I like, that it is amazing. Now I am curious about using tea in other cooking, maybe braising chicken? Using it as a soup base?
August 05, 2012
genmaicha traditionally is a cheaper tea... i'm not sure if my mix was a bit off but it tasted primarily of toasted rice, but not the super golden crisp flavor i'm used to. i think i'll mix this with a cheaper green to get the proportions right. it's great, but not what i'm accustomed to.
June 27, 2012
I have been drinking this tea for years! There is something so comforting about it. I enjoy it in the late afternoon when I'm starting to feel sleepy, and I begin to think about a snack. I always feel refreshed and alert after I drink a cup. I do think the rice flavor can help to satisfy hunger, but I also think this tea is great after a meal for digestion. I think this tea and Spring Cherry Green are probably both good introductions to green tea. Also, the price is very good.
This tea has a very grassy/ earthy taste
May 29, 2012
I did not like this tea because it has a grassy/ earthy taste. Good quality, I just don't prefer this taste in a tea.
My New Favorite
February 13, 2012
I love the full bodied, earthy taste of toasty rice and a hearty green tea. I just received my 50 cup tin three days ago and it is three quarters empty. The best tea I have ever tasted.
February 03, 2012
Excellent tea. Exactly the flavor I was hoping for - strong vegetal and rice. This is my absolute favorite tea. It tastes exceptionally wonderful made in Yixing tea ware.
At last, a green tea I like!
January 24, 2012
I'd been wanting to try this for a long time, but was a bit leery since I normally can't stand the taste of green teas. This was wonderful...reminded me of rice crackers with nori.
December 12, 2011
A great tea for winter or to tide you over between meals. The green tea is balanced by the warm, toasted taste of the rice.
Green Tea with Toasted Rice
December 10, 2011
This tea is absolutely my favorite. I drink it hot or iced, either way the toasted rice adds a nice nutty flavor to the green tea! Delicious!
August 10, 2011
Lake Oswego, OR
I absolutely love this tea, the fire-toasted rice adds a wonderful flavor to the smoothness of this green tea. It is a wonderful treat at the beginning or end of any day. I usually add a small amount of honey and it is so good. I would recommend this tea to anyone!
Savory and nutty
July 27, 2011
San Francisco, CA
I love the nutty savory texture/taste of this tea. Good to drink when you are hungry and don't have a snack nearby!