Authentic Japanese green tea!
Genmaicha or roasted rice tea is a mellow blend of roasted green tea (Sencha) and puffed brown rice grains (Genmai) that is well-loved by green tea fans in both Japan and the rest of the world.
The puffed rice adds a delicious popcorn-like taste to Genmaicha.
The roasted aroma of Genmai teas has the effect of lightening the bitterness of the Sencha. Therefor this tea can be infused with high temperature water and for longer infusion periods than most Japanese green teas.
The Genmaicha tea is seen as a modest source of vitamin B1 and like the Houjicha contains not much caffeine, so it can be drunk late into the evening without fear that it will disturb sleep.
Organic sencha (green tea), roasted rice
Hibiki-an organic tea farm
Midgaard is honoured to be selected as the first Belgian importer of the Hibiki-an organic green teas!
"Hibiki" in Japanese means "touching someone's heart."
Hibiki-an is surrounded by the rolling hills of Uji, in the ancient city of Kyoto, where the Japanese tradition of green tea began over 1,000 years ago.
In Japan, when people think of high quality green tea, they think of Uji. The misty climate, sloping hills, warm days and cool nights provide an ideal setting for tea plants to thrive.
Today the Yasui family (owner of the Hikibi-an farm) combine centeries old farming, harvesting and processing traditions with modern day techniques.
There are only a few farmers that produce organic green tea in a small part of Kyoto. Although Japanese green tea can be harvested two to four times throughout the year, the Hibiki-an tea only has one harvest a year, thus guarantying an exceptional high standard of quality and flavour.
The Japanese describe organic farming as "Daichi tono Kakutoh", which literally means "taking a lot of time and great effort to grow".
With no use of chemical fertilizers, herbicide or pesticide, modern organic farming is identical to that of the ancient farmers.
Please enjoy the simple and traditional taste of the Hibiki-an organic green teas!