Halal Japan Sencha & Genmaicha Tea Leaf 100g Halal Japanese Green Tea Brown Rice Green Tea 日本煎茶 绿茶 玄米茶
[Made in Japan]
[Net Weight]: 100g (equivalent to 50 tea bags!)
-Sencha (Green Tea)
-Genmaicha (Brown Rice Green Tea)
Sencha is the most popular and commonly found green tea variety in Japan. Unlike high-grade shade-grown teas, it is grown under direct sunlight. However, some farmers give Sencha plant shade for a specific day to get the desired taste and this variety of Sencha is known as Gyokuro and Kabusecha.
Sencha means simmering tea, and it was introduced to the Japanese in the 18h century. Baisao was a tea seller in Kyoto who first used the simmering process. Instead of using a pan-fried method, which is common, he used to simmer tea leaves in boiling water to enhance their flavor.
Genmaicha is actually Sencha with roasted brown rice added. It was named after the Japanese word for brown rice or grain, which has a brown coating. Brown rice is first soaked and steamed. Next, steamed rice is roasted and popped, which enhances their taste and gives a nutty aroma. It is then mixed with sencha leaves in different ratios which vary from vendor to vendor, to balance the two different kinds of taste.