Genmai cha means 'brown rice green tea' in Japanese. We sourced organically grown green tea, bancha, from a certified green tea farm from Uji, Kyoto, and combined it with house-toasted GABA brown jasmine rice from Thailand. We also added their stone-ground, organic matcha powder from the same green tea farm to add stronger green tea flavor.
The brown rice is sprouted in water prior to being toasted to maximize the nutty, sweet flavor. This is very well-balanced with slightly bitter taste of matcha powder.