I first had this in Shanghai and loved it. This is every bit as good and I’m delighted to get it locally.
Just the perfect balance between a roasty "pop-corn" taste and the subtle flavour of a high quality Japanese green tea. I'm very pleased!
Another fantastic tea from Shibui. Genmaicha has a warm toasty flavour within a subtle green base. It is gentle on the caffeine side of things so it's great if you're trying to keep levels low.
The table below shows the approximate brewing/infusing times for the different tea types.
It assumes around a 2.5 to 3g serving but it is not an exact science so experiment to find the perfect brew time to suit you.
It is best to use freshly boiled water - so if you've got some water left in your kettle from before - pour it out and start again!
|Tea Type||Approx Brewing Time (mins)||Water Temperature|
If you don't have a fancy kettle which heats the water to different temperatures then a tip to for brewing green & white teas is to put the boiling water into the teapot or mug first and then add the tea. It will have cooled down a bit just by touching the cold teapot. That's what I do anyway...