Green tea is produced from the leaves of the white-flowered evergreeen called Camellia Sinensis. It is made by steaming or pan-firing the leaves immediately after plucking in order to prevent oxidation and also preserve the tea's natural oils and important natural oxidants; afterwards the leaves are rolled and dried. Green tea is the main choice among Japanese tea drinkers today.
Matcha Genmaicha is a blend of matcha and genmai("popcorn") tea; the matcha undergoes a minimal steaming process which creates a superior flavor.
To prepare: Use 2 rounded tsp of tea for up to 16 ounces of water. Heat water to 180 degrees(just before boiling) and pour over tea leaves; steep for 3 minutes.
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