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Genmaicha is a unique Japanese tea that is produced by blending tea leaves of Sencha and Gyokuro with roasted rice. Rice is steamed and then roasted with high heat until it becomes golden in color. The fine fragrance of roasted brown rice provides a relaxation effect. Tea leaves are blended with rice immediately before shipment from the factory so as not to lose their fragrance.
50 g
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Flavor Notes
Nuts, Honey, Seaweed
Steaming, Flavoring
Harvest Year
Harvest Time

The Farm Story

The Nishide Tea Factory had a long and storied history that started in 1781 when Kojuryou Nishide began building a Tea Farm. Over time, the business expanded, and during the Meiji Period, Kojyurou Nishide constructed a basement for wholesale operations in Tokyo, Osaka, and other cities. Nishide Tea Factory has won numerous awards over its long history, thanks to its commitment to introducing new inventions and technology to tea production. Today, the factory is managed by Takashi and Atsuko Nishide and their family, who buy unrefined tea leaves from the tea farms of Kyoto and surrounding prefectures. They refine the leaves to produce high-quality tea that is uniform in color, shape, and flavor. The Nishide Tea Factory has been a significant influence on the tea production industry and has set a standard for quality tea for over 140 years. The factory's story is a testament to the power of hard work, dedication, and innovation in building a successful business.

Uji, Kyoto Prefecture
Tea Maker
Takashi and Atsuko Nishide
cooperates with local farms
Uji's unique microclimate
Red-yellow soil
  • Boil the water to 80-85°C.
  • Weight tea leaves at a ratio of 1:100 in the kettle. Adjust the amount based on your preference and the type of tea you're using.
  • Pour the hot water over the tea leaves, ensuring that all the leaves are fully saturated. Use a circular motion to evenly wet the leaves.
  • Start the timer and let the tea steep. Tea generally requires 2-4 minutes of steeping time, but this can vary based on personal preference and the specific type of tea. Experiment to find your ideal steeping time.
  • Keep an eye on the timer and avoid over-steeping, as it can lead to a bitter taste. Adjust the steeping time according to your taste preferences.
  • Drain the brewed tea from the brewer.

Adjustments can be made to suit your personal taste preferences and the specific characteristics of the tea you choose.

Brewing Method
Western Method
Tea Weight
Brew Ratio
Brew Water
Water Temperature
Brew Time
3 minutes

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