Our Organic Genmaicha is a made from organic Sencha, organic roasted rice (Genmai) and popped rice. While Bancha is often used in Genmaicha by many manufacturers, our Organic Sencha creates a premium and totally organic version of popular Genmaicha. This combination has good umami coming from the Sencha and a comforting toasted flavor from roasted organic rice.
Genmaicha has all the health of green tea plus the health benefits of brown rice. The notable rice ingredients are "γ-oryzanol" that may improve blood cholesterol, "GABA" known as an antidepressant, and several types of Vitamin B that may promote recovery from fatigue and slow the aging process. Also Genmaicha contains less caffeine than other green teas like Sencha, Gyokuro or Matcha because half of Genmaicha is brown rice which has no caffeine. Another benefit is its robust aroma which promotes relaxation. Of course, organic products are always healthier for the earth!