Organic Genmaicha Extra Green Tea

Roasted savory genmaicha flavor, topped with matcha for a more bitter infusion

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Organic Genmaicha Extra Green Tea
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Organic Genmaicha Extra Green Tea


This organic Genmaicha Extra Green is an innovative blend of organic Genmaicha (pronounced GEN-my-cha) green tea and organic Matcha (pronounced MA-cha) green tea. Called the best Japanese organic green tea invention of the 20th century, this exceptional combination of Genmaicha's toasted aroma and Matcha's rich green character brings forth a pleasing and harmonious flavor that is bolder, sweeter and slightly more bitter than our traditional Genmaicha.

Ingredients: organic Japanese green tea and organic brown rice

Origin: Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan


Kagoshima is a prefecture on the island of Kyushu, in Southern Japan which boasts a chain of active and inactive volcanoes that add to the soil content. Kagoshima is the second largest producer of green tea in Japan, and tea has been growing here since the 1300s. However, much of the world never experiences organic tea from Kagoshima because green tea is so popular in Japan that most tea grown in Japan is consumed in Japan; very little is exported. Within Japan, Kagoshima is the furthest distance from the Fukushima disaster. For those concerned with the implications of the Fukushima-Daiichi disaster, we continue to have our organic teas from Japan independently tested for radiation.

Steeping Instructions


At Arbor Teas, we believe tea should be brewed to suit your personal taste. We’re happy to make recommendations to get you started, but don’t hesitate to experiment! When brewing your tea, your main considerations are tea quantity, water temperature, and steeping time. We recommend green and white teas to be steeped for 2 to 3 minutes in water heated to not-quite-boiling, just as bubbles begin to form on the bottom of the pan (approximately 170 to 180 degrees F). For the best flavor, use fresh water whenever possible. Try not to steep your tea longer than necessary, as you’ll extract undesirable bitterness from the leaves. If you want a stronger brew, don’t steep longer, just use more tea. And don’t forget to re-steep your tea leaves to get the most out of your leaf!

Looking for more info? Check out our How-To Guides and Eco-Brewing Tips!

Staff Perspectives

  • Lea

    "The added matcha gives this tea a little extra kick!"

  • Jeremy

    "I love the neon green infusion of this tea!"

  • Aubrey

    "What a great invention! I prefer this one over our traditional Genmaicha green tea."

Health Benefits


Like all true tea, green tea offers many potential health benefits. Research has found that tea (Camellia sinensis) can have many positive effects on human health, including improved cardiovascular function, cancer risk reduction, improved immune function, improved oral health, and help with weight management. Tea is also full of polyphenols, which are a class of antioxidant that help your body maintain homeostasis and balance your stress levels.

Green tea specifically is known for its array of health benefits, which have been supported by a growing number of studies. Green tea research has demonstrated that it may be an effective anticancer agent for breast cancer, lung cancer, kidney cancer and prostate cancer, among others. Studies have shown a link between green tea and weight loss, and the ability to modulate energy metabolism, aid in body fat regulation, and possibly promote preferential loss in abdominal fat. Research has also shown that green tea may increase performance for short term memory tasks, as well as being increasing potency of antibiotics. Other peer-reviewed studies link green tea to healthy skin, help with lowering cholesterol, and regulating diabetes. It’s important to keep in mind that many of these studies monitor subjects who drink several cups of green tea per day.

For more information about the health benefits of green tea, and for direct sources of the above information, check out our Tea Health Benefits page!

Please note: the information above is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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  • 5
    Fantastic!! Must for green tea fans

    Posted by Sarah Eitel on 14th Apr 2024

    I'm obsessed with it! I love what the rice does for the flavor- I'm addicted to the added roasted smell and flavor. I agree with the other review that said 165 is best. I drink it through the day, because it's just as good no matter the temperature. So delicious and I have to hold myself back from having a cup late at night too- now I'm craving it all day.

  • 5
    Arbor Teas best green tea

    Posted by Misha on 23rd Mar 2024

    This is by far my favorite tea that I ordered from this site. It tastes like the tea you order from Japanese steakhouses and sushi restaurants. I recommend brewing this at a lower temp than whats on the instructions. I found this tea (and other Japanese teas) to brew best at 165 degrees for 1-2 minutes, and then you can do another brew for 3 minutes for a second cup. 180 degrees is too harsh for this tea.

  • 5
    Extra Green Organic Genmai Cha

    Posted by Susan Landesman on 20th Nov 2020

    What a beautifully prepared blend of organic green tea and roasted brown rice grains dusted with matcha! It is the most delicious form of green tea because the rice grains add a touch of sweetness that balance the bitterness of the matcha. I love drinking this tea daily, and know it benefits one's overall health!

  • 5
    one of my favorites

    Posted by Amanda Blaisdell on 28th Jul 2020

    The color of this tea is so fun, and I like it hot and iced. I love the nutty flavor of the toasted rice, and the matcha gives it a nice vegetal flavor. One of my go-to teas!

  • 4
    Really Cool Color

    Posted by Greg on 18th Aug 2017

    I like this tea. It has a really cool color. If you like Genmaicha and Matcha give this a try.

  • 5

    Posted by Kara on 29th Apr 2016

    I'm a fan of very green teas and this one lives up to its name. I adore the combination of gen Mai cha mixed with matcha. It's so delicious and invigorating. My friend and I sampled it using dark metal teacups and you could see the green hue peeking out of the darkness. Gorgeous and flavorful. I can't wait to order a full-size bag!

  • 4
    Strong Tea - Toasted Rice Adds a Nice Touch

    Posted by Unknown on 4th Aug 2014

    Although I enjoy the earthiness of the toasted brown rice - which provides a stronger flavor than I expected - Matcha tea being what it is...this is a strong tea - although I admit I'm new to loose-leaf teas and drink mine with 5 or 6 drops of Stevia. That said, I don't LOVE this tea but am hoping it will grow on me; I'primarily interested in the health benefits. The Matcha powder seeps through my T-Sac but I don't mind drinking the small amount that collects at the bottom of the cup.

  • 4
    Don't use too much

    Posted by Victoria A. Walker on 1st Oct 2012

    I just started drinking green tea to get the health benefits that go along with it but I've never been a fan. This tea is the 1st that I've tried and and I didn't use a measuing spoon and went a little heavy with the leaves. The tea wasn't bad at all but did have what I felt was an over powering taste. I think I would've enjoyed it more if I went lighter on the leaves. I added a little honey (I'm a 10 pack of sugar in my coffee and tea kind of girl) to it and enjoyed it with my morning protein shake. I only ordered the sample but I will be ordering more!

  • 5
    Green is good!

    Posted by Haley on 8th Sep 2009

    This is my current favorite tea. I bought the regular size less than a month ago and now I'm going for the bulk. It's refreshing and light without the bitterness of some green teas. I'm a fan of regular genmaicha as well but I think the matcha makes this a more exciting cup of tea. It's a good amount of caffeine for me too.

  • 4
    wonderful stuff

    Posted by Fred Cox on 19th Aug 2009

    I just finished my first canister of this lovely tea and am reordering together with a canister of the regular genmaicha ostensibly for comparison but in fact I'm a glutton for this stuff especially with a whisper of stevia for added sweetness. I like to consume the leaves when I reach the bottom of the cup rather than filtering them out (poor man's matcha). This blend is rich and tasty at the front end and exhibits very little bitterness at the back end even if the leaves have sat in the brew for an hour or more. Highly recommended.

  • 5
    great green!!!

    Posted by tracy on 15th Nov 2008

    i agree with both of those comments- i love it more than the regular genmaicha and the color and flavor is amazing. it is my favorite tea of all time!

  • 5
    Love it!

    Posted by Ben Ridgway on 16th Jan 2008

    Wonderful tea! Nice roasted rice flavor. I've been looking for an organic version of this tea for quite a while. Glad I found it here!

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