Bancha Honyama
Meban Pest.Free

Premium 94 P.

Genmaicha made from meban bancha (between 1st + 2nd harvests). 100% yabukita cultivar with 50% toasted rice of the high-quality ise hikari variety. Pesticide-free cultivation from the to region of Honyama, in mountainous Shizuoka. 100g
Character Classic premium genmaicha, pleasant toasted notes, fine meban bancha, alkaline, low in caffeine
Tea Garden Renowned, small, family-operated farm in Ushizuma, Honyama
Terroir Ushizuma, Honyama / Aoi, Shizuoka, Japan
Harvest Between the 1st and 2nd harvests, May, 2022
Cultivar 100% Yabukita
Rice proportion: roughly 50%; toasted rice from pesticide-free cultivation. Especially high-quality, sweet ise hikari rice variety.
Elevation 450m above sea level
Steaming Short (asamushi, 20 seconds)
Organic Cert. Pesticide-free cultivation (organically-inspired cultivation, but not formally certified due to small farm size)
Laboratory Tests Laboratory tested for pesticides (641 substances, as of 12/2016)
Grade 94/100 p. (genmaicha category); Premium

Delivery : 1–3 business days

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€79.00 / 1kg
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Tea Farm

We source this genmaicha from a young and renowned organic tea farmer specialising in the production of classic Shizuoka sencha and high-quality bancha.



The high quality of this meban bancha is evident in the thin, attractive needles that look more like a sencha than a bancha. The rice has a vibrant toasted colour and is made from the ise hikari variety, which is sweeter than generic rice. This premium genmaicha has a classic character with well-balanced features. Exclusively made for Sunday.


Dark green leaves with light stem pieces; vibrant orange-red toasted rice


Saturated sunflower yellow


Genmaicha is a mild, low-caffeine Japanese green tea with roasted brown rice. The green tea used for Genmaicha is mostly Bancha, with premium qualities also using high-quality Sencha. The added rice is roasted, popped and then mixed into the tea, giving it a hearty, malty taste. The added rice makes Genmaicha a warming and very mild tea, making it particularly suitable as an accompaniment to meals and for cold days.

Laboratory Tests

We go to great lengths to identify the finest organic tea farms across the world’s most celebrated terroirs. All our teas are sourced directly from the farmer and, with a few exceptions, are certified organic or come from pesticide-free farms. Each batch of tea for every harvest is tested for pesticides and other pollutants in an independent German lab to ensure they meet our strict quality standards as well as HACCP food safety requirements. Likewise, all the regions of Japan from which we source our teas are tested for radioactivity for every harvest.

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Cultivation & Processing

The tea field is perched high up above the Shizuoka River in Honyama, surrounded and protected by dense forests. The steep, southern-facing slopes receive copious sunlight and are shrouded in morning and evening fog that provide an ideal bracing climate for the growth of the tea plants.

Single Origin

This tea is exclusively sourced from the above mentioned tea farm in Honyama. Sourced directly from the tea farmer.


Brewing Guide

2 heaped tsp per 100-300ml (60°C) water. Steep for 2 minutes. Suitable for several infusions.


High quality, airtight, resealable standing zipper pouch with 9 protective layers to preserve flavour and protect against oxidation and contamination.

Recommended Teapot

The ideal teapot for this genmaicha is a brown kyusu or dobin for genmaicha (which allows it to develop a more full-bodied flavour). For a more neutral taste, a black tokoname kyusu with a fine ceramic strainer can be used.

Recommended Storage

The ideal tea caddy for this tea is one made from high-quality cherry wood (kabazaiku chazutsu; solid wood) or, alternatively, a more affordable airtight, double-coated tea caddy.


Test results

The purity of our formulas is important to us. This is why we have both our raw ingredients as well as our finished products extensively tested by independent laboratories to confirm purity and active ingredient content. Here, we have provided the results of some of the tests carried out on this product.
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