Artisan QualityPure Leaf TeasFreshUSDA Organic?The Tao of Tea?Brews 60 Cups?Certified Organic by QAIOrigin, Shizuoka, JapanGenmaicha is a traditional and ?popular Japanese green tea. It is also known as 'Brown Rice Tea', as it is a blend of steamed green tea and toasted rice.Mochi GomeA special varietal of rice known as 'Mochi-Gome' is used in making Genmaicha. Upon roasting, this varietal develops a deep golden color. It sometimes 'pops' into white kernels similar to popcorn.Organic QualityGenmaicha is judged by the quality and grade of the green tea leaves (high grades are made with select Sencha leaf) and by the flavor and quality of the toasted rice (organic is preferred). Both must be blended in proportions that create a balanced flavor.Flavor ProfileEarthy, nutty aroma with a smooth, mild savory taste.PairingGenmaicha pairs especially well with breakfast breads, rice desserts and fruit pastries.