A very distinctive tea from Japan made with Bancha‚ a green tea and roasted and 'popped' rice.
Traditionally the tea was mixed 50/50 with rice to make the tea go further as it was costly. This economical way of ekeing out tea was developed among the lower classes as it enabled them to enjoy their tea which probably they wouldn't have been able to do otherwise.
The tea has a memorable flavour and is loved by many tea drinkers both in Japan and elsewhere.
The mild Bancha tea balances well with the nutty almost caramel flavour of the rice making a slighly sweet cup. The balance of this has been skilfully achieved in this blend so that the rice flavours complement and do not overpower the tea.
The tea is low in caffeine.