Genmaicha is a Japanese green tea that is blended with roasted brown rice. This tea has a unique and nutty flavor and is often considered a comforting and relaxing beverage. It is traditionally brewed and enjoyed in Japan and is known for its mild taste and low caffeine content. Genmaicha is also sometimes referred to as “popcorn tea” due to the popped rice kernels that are sometimes visible in the tea leaves.
Cold brew tea is a method of making tea where tea leaves are steeped in cold or room temperature water for an extended period of time, typically several hours to overnight. The resulting tea is a smooth, less bitter, and less astringent beverage compared to traditionally brewed hot tea. Cold brewing can also bring out different flavor notes and aromas in tea leaves compared to hot brewing. Cold brew tea can be enjoyed on its own or served over ice, and can be made with a variety of tea types, including green tea, black tea, and herbal tea. The long steeping time and lower temperature also make cold brew tea a convenient option for those who want to make tea in bulk or enjoy it on-the-go. Additionally, cold brewing can reduce the amount of caffeine in the tea, making it a great option for those who are sensitive to the stimulant.