Genmaicha Sencha
Honyama Pest.Free

Highest Grade 98 P.

Genmaicha made from 1st harvest sencha. 100% yabukita cultivar with 50% toasted rice (of the high-quality ise hikari variety). Pesticide-free cultivation from the top region of Honyama in mountainous Shizuoka. Pleasantly warming. 100g
Character Aromatic sencha (Super Premium) paired with high-quality toasted rice for a complex and robust character. Notes of walnut, characteristic Honyama mountain tea.
Tea Garden Renowned, small, family-operated farm in Ushizuma
Terroir Ushizuma, Honyama / Aoi, Shizuoka, Japan
Harvest 1st harvest (ichibancha), May, 2023
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. Cultivation without pesticides
Laboratory Tests Radioactivity (08/2018) Pesticides (12/2016)
Grade 98/100 p. (genmaicha category); Super Premium 92/100 p. (sencha category); Super Premium
Bundle -5%

Delivery : 1–3 business days

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€115.00 / 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.



One of our finest genmaicha, this tea is made with a 1st harvest sencha and blended with distinctive toasted rice of the ise hikari variety, which has a more rounded sweetness than generic rice. The sencha needles are deep green and delicate and produce a robust, yellowish-green cup. The flavour is decidedly complex with a full body and warm, delicate toasted notes. A well-rounded tea, exclusively produced for Sunday.


Dark green needles with deep orange 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 located in the fertile lands of southern Chiran in Kagoshima, Japan. The sun shines intensely over these coastal lowlands, thus encouraging the synthesis of bitter substances in the tea plants. The tea field has been certified organic since 1998 and utilises self-produced natural fertiliser that is fermented for 3 years and made from a nutritious combination of bamboo powder and mineral-rich stone. The fertile volcanic soil is further complemented by the ashes that are carried by the wind from the nearby active volcano, Mt. Sakurajima. The tea is immediately washed with water after harvest to cleanse away volcanic ash. The tea farmer takes special pride in the use of older, traditional rolling and drying machinery that is made of bamboo rather than plastic. The bamboo components ensure the high quality of the tea during processing.

Single Origin

This tea is exclusively sourced from the above mentioned tea farm in Chiran. 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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