Rice tea is a specialty of Northern Thailand. The tea is similar in taste to Genmaicha but is produced fundamentally different. Genmaicha is made by steamed green tea which is enriched with roasted rice. Originally, this was done to stretch the expensive green tea. Nowadays, this days Genmaicha is a popular specialty in itself.
In contrary, for our rice tea we use the Taiwanese “Jin Xuan” cultivar from Doi Mae Salong which is enriched with a wild-growing Thai herb that resembles the taste of jasmine rice. The green tea itself is Chinese-style roasted and then rolled into beads like Oolong. The tea can be infused several times and keeps the typical rice aroma till the end.
Taste: Aromatic with a slight tartness and rice like flavor. The taste is intensiv and longlasting
Origin: Yen Hong Tea in Doi Mae Salong, Provinz Chiang Rai, Northern Thailand
Preparation: One Teelamass per tea pot (appx. 2g), temperatur 80°C, time 1-2 min
Tip: Serve cake or biscuit to this wonderful tea.
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