“The key point of brewing Genmaicha is to use boiling water.”
Genmaicha is a type of tea which we enjoy the toasty aroma from the roasted brown rice blended with fresh flavor of Sencha at the same time. Genmaicha, which is made by blending the same quantity of roasted brown rice with Sencha, can be recommended to people in various ages since the taste is not so bitter. Bancha, such as Genmaicha is said that it was originally made from “Bangaicha (tea for daily use)” and that may be why it is loved by so many people as a daily drinking tea. Many people prefer Genmaicha for its rising aroma at the moment of hot water being poured as well as its taste. Simple brewing steps compared to Sencha or Gyokuro may be one of the reasons to be chosen as a daily drink.
How to brew delicious tea
Different types of tea have different flavors. In order to bring out the best taste from each variety of tea, we must brew it according to its type. That is what makes the culture of tea interesting.
4 points you need to follow
The most important aspects of brewing tea are as follows:
- Amount of hot water
- Amount of tea leaves
- Brewing time
Once you have ensured that these points are taken care of, all you need to do is to pour out your tea until the last drop!
The most important aspects of brewing tea
per 1 person
Appropriate temperature for brewing Genmaicha is 212 °F (100 °C) and hot water 100 mL (3 and 1/3 oz).
Cool down by pouring the boiled into a teacup.
Put 4g (1/7 oz) tea leaves into the teapot.
Pour hot water into the teapot and wait 30 secound to extract.
Serve equally into each teacup until the final drop is poured.
Enjoy with tea time!