Genmaicha is a Japanese green tea with roasted brown rice. When steeped, it brings out a light-yellow color. Its taste is mild, sweet, but also robust and nutty from the roasted rice. It has a grassy, earthy hint to it, but not enough to overwhelm. It’s a very unique and interesting tea.
It’s great for relaxation and concentration, and has a myriad of health benefits, from helping to balance blood sugar to removing toxins. And like most green teas, it’s filled with antioxidants, helping you boost your immune system and heart health.
In a tea infuser, whether in a kettle or a cup, take 1-2 teaspoons of Pyur PH Sunrise Blend tea. Let steep in hot water for 3-5 minutes. The longer the steeping time, the stronger the flavor.
Add honey or sweetener if you wish.
Teabags are made of small pieces of tea, essentially tea leaves that have been broken down. This means that there is more opportunity for the essential oils that makes tea so flavorful and aromatic to evaporate. This will make the tea dull and stale. Teabags, especially those packed in paper boxes and paper wrapping, often have this problem in regards to freshness.
Loose-leaf tea, on the other hand, is not pre-bunched together in a bag. When steeping loose-leaf tea, there is more room for the leaves to absorb the hot water, and expand while they infuse. The water is then allowed to flow properly through the leaves, extracting all the flavor, aroma, vitamins, and minerals that the leaves have to offer.
Store your tea in odor-free, airtight containers. Keep them in a dry, dark place to avoid exposure to heat, excessive light, and humidity. Properly stored, teas will retain full potency and flavor for 18 to 24 months.