Genmaicha Tea Time

Brewing tea is an easy, but often overlooked, way to use our French Press. This week we brewed Genmaicha, a long time personal favorite. Genmaicha is simply a green tea blended with toasted brown rice which brings a full, nutty flavor to each sip. It's traditionally enjoyed hot, but also really refreshing when served iced. Scroll down for more on the recipe!

 

 

Genmaicha tea

Recipe:

3.5 Tablespoons of Loose Leaf Genmaicha
850mL Hot Water (Approx. 180° F)
Agave to taste (optional)


Tip: If refrigerating or storing, transfer tea to another vessel, remove loose leaf tea, & then transfer back to press. This will prevent over-steeping and an unwanted bitter taste.


1. Bring water to a boil and measure out loose leaf tea into your French Press.
2. After water has reach a full boil, reduce to 180° F before pouring. If you don't have a temperature gauge, an easy trick is to remove the water from its heat source and pour as soon as the bubbles cease. If the bubbles are in full boil, it's a sign that it is still too hot and will scald the tea.
3. Stir and brew for 3 minutes before pressing the filter dow. We drink ours plain, but you may add agave at this stage if desired.
4a. If enjoying hot, serve immediately and even brew a second batch!
4b. If enjoying iced, refrigerate tea for 1-2 hours and serve over ice.

 

 

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