Green Tea with toasted rice, used to be called "the poor people tea" as toasted rice was used to stretch the existing tea supplies, until it became a popular choice of green tea for everyone.
In this case the rice is added to a good quality sencha - a spring harvest, shade grown, steamed green tea. The rice smoothen out the green character of the tea, making it more toasty and sweet. It also reduces the cooling quality of this tea making it much more suitable for people with weak digestion or for the winter season. This tea goes well with food and is commonly served in Japanese restaurants.
Origin: Uji, Japan
Tasting notes: toasty, warm, with a lively green undertone, reminds of rice crackers