Posted by: Lauren | August 4, 2009

Numi Toasted Rice Green Tea

I am a huge fan of sushi, and I always enjoy drinking the tea that’s put on the table. I knew it was green tea, but never which type.

Recently, it was brought to my attention that this tea is actually green tea (sencha) with toasted rice added to it.

Since this discovery, I have been drinking Numi’s combination of Secha and Toasted Rice – known as Gen Mai Cha (Brown Rice Tea). It was “love at first taste”. This tea is absolutely delicious and I would highly recommend it for green tea lovers. The fabulous flavour of green tea is present, along with an added “nuttiness”.

Please click below to be redirected to Numi Tea and try some for yourself! You won’t be disappointed.

Numi Tea:


  1. Hi Lauren, I’m really enjoying the blog! I’ve been to several sushi places but they never provided sencha along with the meal. I’ll ask for it next time!

    I was also wondering- how do you know whether to sweeten tea with sugar or cream? Does it depend on the type of tea or is it all personal preference? I’m clueless 😛 Thanks!

  2. Funny you should ask, I’m actually going to be creating a “how to steep tea page” this week for my site 🙂 Stay tuned!!

    But in the meantime – I like to stay away from adding sugar or cream. I find that if you need to add sugar or cream then you’re not drinking the right tea for you! Usually with the darker teas – like pu’ehr or black tea – it’s okay to add some milk. Also keep in mind though that milk neutralizes many of the health benefits of tea, so it’s almost backwards to be adding it at all!

    I think you mentioned you drink Earl Grey – so you’d probably be okay with adding some milk, but try some new teas too and find one that you like better!! 🙂 There are some Early Grey blends you can get that are infused with berries that you may like.

    I would suggest that if you find yourself needing to add sugar to try a ”sweeter” tea – something like a flavoured green tea or a white tea which is sweet in itself.

    Hope that helps!! Let me know if you have any more questions.

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