Harney & Sons Fine Teas
Bancha is a summer tea made after the Sencha season. Because there is so much of this inexpensive tea, an innovative Kyoto tea merchant thought to combine the two staples of the Japanese diet, bringing Genmaicha into existence. Once considered as a cheap peasant beverage, Genmaicha has recently come into vogue among the Japanese urban elite.
Ingredients: Green tea, toasted brown rice