Genmaicha - find out more
Below are some basic information about Genmaicha Japanese tea.
1. What is Genmaicha?
Genmaicha is a blend of high grade teas - such as Sencha or Bancha and roasted brown rice. This unique additive creates the basic difference between this and other species of tea and it can be seen with the naked eye. Rice component is lighter than tea and easily visible. Especially if the particular portion contains a grain of rice, which popped during roasting process. Genmaicha comes in a form of powder and completely dissolves in hot water. Rich in antioxidants, so it is very healthy. To drink every day. Perfectly accompanies Japanese cuisine.
2. The history of Genmaicha
Rice is a staple food of most Asian countries. It is processed in a thousand ways. Initially, rice was added to the tea to lower its price making Hojicha the most cost-effective brew. With time the method gained popularity not only among the least privileged. Especially the mix of roasted rice and Matcha are very far from the original budget version and are considered luxurious.
3. Application of Genmaicha
Genmaicha is the power of catechins and polyphenols, which are natural antioxidants - bringing you health and beauty. At the same time it contains almost no caffeine, which makes it a perfect drink fot the people of all ages. The tea drink may also accompany food, especially Japanese cuisine. The most basic usage of Genmaicha, of course, is tea infusion. In addition Genmaicha works well as an addition to coffee, cakes, desserts, dips and salads. It is also often added to soups and pasta dishes.
4.Matcha iri Genmaicha
A common variation is Matcha iri Genmaicha - a combination of Genmaicha and Matcha. The brew is dark green, and inherites all the benefits of Matcha.
5.Genmaicha - taste and aroma
Genmaicha has a full, intense flavor with delicate touch of caramel and sweets. It is soft and smoke, sometimes referred to as peanut - which occur due to the presence of rooasted rice. At the same time Sencha or Bancha conponent adds a refreshing flavor notes.
6. Brewing Genmaicha
Brew Genmaicha at the temperature of 80-90°C. It's great drank hot or cold.
6. Other brews made of grain
In Asia, but not only, exist the whole range of beverages made from the seeds of various kinds. Genmaicha is one example. In Korea Hyeonmi cha is popular - it's a brew prepared from brown rice, also often combined with tea. Boricha is the Korean name for the brew made with roasted barley, in Japanese it is sometimes called mugicha . Sobacha is made from buckwheat and Oksusu cha from corn. Also in Poland there is Inka - produced from barley and of other additives.