Rwanda is home to an emerging group of quality producers. Organically cultivated at very high altitude by a small cooperative, the leaves produce a cup with vegetal notes, reminiscent of leafy greens. This tea is geared towards drinkers who prefer lighter, more subtle flavors.
This organically cultivated specialty is comprised of one part Japanese Bancha tea leaves and one part toasted rice. The resulting cup carries a roasty, nutty flavor profile that's very easy to drink and earned its place as a cupboard staple in Japanese households. The particular variety features an especially clean finish. Genmaicha's moderate caffeine level makes it suitable for consumption throughout the day.
Matcha Genmaicha was originally a tea consumed by the Japanese working class. Over the years, its drinkability has made it popular for all occasions. This visually striking tea hails from the famed growing region of Uji, just a short drive from the Shinto gates of Kyoto. It is a perfectly harmonized trinity of sencha tea, matcha powder, and toasted rice. The result is a lime colored cup carrying roasty tones, hints of sea foam, and a gentle sweetness. The matcha powder gives the tea a cloudy appearance and extra robust body. Matcha genmaicha is easy to fall in love with and accessible for tea drinkers of all levels.