A premium genmaicha (Japanese green tea with toasted rice) coming from the famous region of Sayama in Saitama prefecture. There is even a traditional Japanese song which sings about the color of tea is the best in Shizuoka, the scent in Uji, and the taste in Sayama. For a long time, the tea farmers in Sayama have been putting their efforts into the gustatory experience of their teas. Rich in umami, this genmaicha combines the nutty flavor of toasted rice with the sweet vegetal flavor of green tea. This Premium Genmaicha comes from tea farmer and master Miyano-san and his family. They do not use chemical fertilizers or pesticides.
- Tea: 5 grams
- Time: 60 seconds
- Water temperature: 70C/160F degrees
- Water amount: 200 ml
- Resteeping: 3 times
- Ingredients: green tea, toasted rice
- Harvest: spring
- Region: Sayama, Saitama, Japan
- Producer: Miyano Tea Factory, a small family operated factory
About Miyano Tea Factory
This family operated factory has been in business since 1869, and just celebrated their 150th anniversary. Takehisa Miyano cultivates tea on his own where he also often holds tea picking events and seminars, but as a factory, he buys quality tea leaves from farmers throughout the Sayama region, blending expertly into the very best teas. The Miyano Tea Factory believes that expensive tea is good tea but they emphasize that enjoying tea with others is the most important aspect. That is, to pour tea and to enjoy it with family or friends as a tool for communication ("Cha no ma"; 茶の間).