This traditional Japanese tea has seen a rise in popularity in recent years, as it combines tea and rice into one. Genmaicha means "brown rice tea" in Japanese (玄米茶) and as the name says, it's a combination of green tea and roasted rice. While it means "brown rice tea," it actually uses white mochi rice due to the fragrant aroma that develops by roasting it. The rice is steamed, dried, and roasted, then typically combined with Bancha tea in a 1:1 ratio. As one of our Basics teas, this is a very good entry point into the world of Japanese tea.