Green Geisha | Premium Genmaicha Green Tea | Dry Leaf | Gachi
Green Geisha | Premium Genmaicha Green Tea | Dry Leaf | Gachi
Green Geisha | Premium Genmaicha Green Tea | Design Tin | Gachi
$13.00

Green Geisha

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Savory Japanese green tea and roasted sweet mochi rice blend

Premium quality green tea leaves and roasted sweet mochi rice give Green Geisha a nutty, pecan-like aroma and savory-sweet taste making it a soothing and satisfying daily drinker.

Contents: Loose leaf Genmaicha (green tea, sweet mochi rice)

Origin: Wazuka, Kyoto, Japan

Tasting Notes: Nutty, buttery, sesame

Legend has it that genmaicha originated centuries ago when Buddhist monks in Kyoto began mixing green tea with the browned rice from the bottom of their rice cauldrons in an act of humility and conservation.

Soon after, vendors throughout Japan began “stretching” sencha and bancha leaves by blending them with roasted rice, making tea – a beverage once reserved for nobility – accessible to the masses.

Today, genmaicha remains wildly popular, and thanks to its lower caffeine content, can be enjoyed at any time of the day.   

Our blend of roasted sweet mochi rice and quality bancha leaves brews a nourishing, minimally caffeinated liquor representing genmaicha’s characteristic toasty properties.

For the best infusions, we recommend brewing this tea in a kyusu teapot.

Gachi Grower Wazuka Japan GreenGeisha

After falling in love with tea while working as a part time farmhand in college, our partner grower made the decision to devote his time to mastering the art of tea farming. Since then, he has spent more than 15 years becoming one of the most respected growers in the Kyoto region. He, along with his co-founder, now manage four acres of previously abandoned tea fields that are now productive and contribute to the local economy.

Though the foundation of our partner grower’s farm is tea production, it also functions as an agricultural social venture that aims to: share quality Japanese tea with the world, contribute to the local and global community through tea, and generate interest in agriculture locally through education.

Western Style Brewing

LEAF: 3 grams

TEMPERATURE: 180°F

WATER: 6 oz

TIME: 1st Infusion 1 minute; + Infusions + 30 seconds

INFUSIONS: 3

Japanese Style Brewing

  1. Pour near-boiling water into the empty teapot to fill everyone’s cup.
  2. Fill each cup with the water from the teapot. This will cool the water from boiling to the desired temperature of 180° F.
  3. Add 1 tsp of tea leaves into the empty teapot for each cup of tea.
  4. Pour the water in the teacups back into the teapot. Let the tea steep for 1.5 minutes.
  5. Pour small amounts of tea into each cup at a time, and go around until you serve the very last drop.
  6. Repeat steps for a second and third infusion, increasing water temperature each time.

Tea is packaged in a heat-sealed foil bag and recyclable tin. 

Tea Story

Legend has it that genmaicha originated centuries ago when Buddhist monks in Kyoto began mixing green tea with the browned rice from the bottom of their rice cauldrons in an act of humility and conservation.

Soon after, vendors throughout Japan began “stretching” sencha and bancha leaves by blending them with roasted rice, making tea – a beverage once reserved for nobility – accessible to the masses.

Today, genmaicha remains wildly popular, and thanks to its lower caffeine content, can be enjoyed at any time of the day.   

Our blend of roasted sweet mochi rice and quality bancha leaves brews a nourishing, minimally caffeinated liquor representing genmaicha’s characteristic toasty properties.

For the best infusions, we recommend brewing this tea in a kyusu teapot.

About the Grower

Gachi Grower Wazuka Japan GreenGeisha

After falling in love with tea while working as a part time farmhand in college, our partner grower made the decision to devote his time to mastering the art of tea farming. Since then, he has spent more than 15 years becoming one of the most respected growers in the Kyoto region. He, along with his co-founder, now manage four acres of previously abandoned tea fields that are now productive and contribute to the local economy.

Though the foundation of our partner grower’s farm is tea production, it also functions as an agricultural social venture that aims to: share quality Japanese tea with the world, contribute to the local and global community through tea, and generate interest in agriculture locally through education.

Brewing Instructions

Western Style Brewing

LEAF: 3 grams

TEMPERATURE: 180°F

WATER: 6 oz

TIME: 1st Infusion 1 minute; + Infusions + 30 seconds

INFUSIONS: 3

Japanese Style Brewing

  1. Pour near-boiling water into the empty teapot to fill everyone’s cup.
  2. Fill each cup with the water from the teapot. This will cool the water from boiling to the desired temperature of 180° F.
  3. Add 1 tsp of tea leaves into the empty teapot for each cup of tea.
  4. Pour the water in the teacups back into the teapot. Let the tea steep for 1.5 minutes.
  5. Pour small amounts of tea into each cup at a time, and go around until you serve the very last drop.
  6. Repeat steps for a second and third infusion, increasing water temperature each time.

Packaging

Tea is packaged in a heat-sealed foil bag and recyclable tin. 

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