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Genmaicha | Sweet Rice

New Mexico Tea Company
  • Spoon 1 tsp Per Cup
  • Kettle 180°F
  • Timer 3 Min

Hot Tea Brewing Instructions:

Bring spring or filtered drinking water to 180°F in a kettle. Add 1 tsp of tea leafs to a cup. Always pour boiling water over tea leafs and let steep 3 minutes.

Any of these variables can be changed to suit your particular palate, so experiment! Many teas can be steeped multiple times (especially green, white, and oolong). When steeping a tea multiple times increase the length of steep time slightly with each successive infusion.

Iced Tea Brewing Instructions:

1) Hot water method: For 1 gallon of iced tea, bring half a gallon of filtered water to boil in a pot. Turn off heat, and add 3 tablespoons (1 oz of tea), let steep for 3 minutes. Strain the tea into the other half gallon of cool water and refrigerate. If you want to serve immediately, you can pour the concentrate over ice to cool and dilute, then pour over ice again.

2) Sun tea: use a glass container and add 1 tsp of loose tea of each cup of water directly into the jug. Then set in the sun for a few hours, tasting occasionally to get the desired strength.

3) Cold brew: The slow cold-water-steeping method extracts natural sweetness and flavor from the tea leaf. It lessens the bitterness and tangy-ness produced by tannic acid so your tea tastes smooth and mild. Add 1 tsp of tea per cup of cold water and put in the refrigerator. When the water is chilled, your tea will be ready!

Price: $3.75

4oz(20% off)$12.00
8oz(35% off)$19.50
16oz(45% off)$33.00
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Blend of tea leaves and roasted rice. The nutty and bright flavor of this tea makes it an American favorite.


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5 Stars

I was very impressed with this tea. As said before, it has a fabulous round roasted nutty taste that can only be found in a genmai tea. I love it! The tea leaves are very hard to overbrew because the sweet rice quickly balances out any bitterness from the leaves. I think it's an excellent beginners green tea. Easily brewed in a pot or a bag or a gaiwan, all with excellent results. I disagree that the second brew is as good as the first though. It takes much much longer and isn't as sweet as the first. Lovely tea. Will definitely become a staple


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5 Stars

This is the first tea I've tried from New Mexico Tea Company, and let me just say, you've gotten yourself a devotee. This tea is lovely, with a nutty, rounded flavor that tastes like I'd imagine a hug would taste like. Second brew is just as good as the first. This will become a staple.


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5 Stars

This is a terrific tea. Some other genmaicha's I have had over the years have been bitter, but this is easy on the palette, with just a hint of sweetness, and is soothing and calming. Highly recommended!


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