Genmaicha Powder ~ Culinary Grade
Genmaicha Powder / / Culinary Grade
Stone ground green tea powder
From Wazuka-cho, Soraku District, Kyoto Prefecture, Honshu Island Japan
This Genmaicha powder has a sweet fragrant corn aroma, to taste, a rounded toasted, nutty, sweet flavour with a fresh warming flavour. It has been freshly ground and packaged from harvest. Perfect in addition to a blend of ingredients, bringing the beloved gen mai character to all your baking, ice-creams, cakes or even pasta dough.
Made from Bancha leaves from a mixed cultivar, that have been grown, unshaded and harvested in June '19 by Tea Master Akihiro Kita & family. Then undergone light steaming, rolling and then ground to a powder in a ball mill. A drum shaped piece of equipment with ceramic balls on the interior, that grind the leaves to powder. This yields a coarse finish to the powder and a decrease in aroma, owing to heat thats generated during this process.
Wazuka is a tea town in the southeastern area of Kyoto Prefecture. Wazuka has been a tea growing location since the Kamakura period as a main producer following Uji tea processing methods. It thought that the Kaijūsen-ji temple introduced tea to the area and Zen Buddhist monk, Shonin Jishin was the first to cultivate tea on Mt Jubu and then in Wazuka.