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Popcorn tea

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Tea Temples x15 Tea Temples x15 £4.49 (£0.30 per cup)
Tea Temples x2 - Sample Pack Tea Temples x2 - Sample Pack £1.30 (£0.65 per cup)

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Louise the tea taster says

Not one we’ve made up, we promise! Back in the day, green tea was rather expensive and too pricey for your average Japanese peasant, so to make it go further they’d mix it with grains of toasted rice. From such humble beginnings has grown a tea that, in today’s Japan, is celebrated in its own right as Genmaicha tea – or, to its friends, Popcorn tea. The British equivalent would probably be something like bubble and squeak, although obviously not recommended for use in teapots.

How does it taste?

Green tea with a popcorny, almost nutty undertone. “Sugar Puffs in a cup” – truly unique.

Good if you're feeling

in need of a treat. As indulgent as a trip to the movies, but without the violence and naughty language, this sweet green tea will lift your spirits.



Nutritional content [per 100ml]
Energy [kcalories] 3
Sugar nil
Fat nil
Carbohydrate trace
  • Dairy free
  • Gluten free
  • Suitable for vegetarians & vegans

How we like it

Brew Time

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    Boiling Water
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    Brew for 3+ minutes
  • 1 tea temple per person. Brew for 3 mins, best with water at 80 degrees C. (If you don't have a fancy kettle or thermometer to hand, grabbing the kettle just before it boils will do the trick!)

Whole leaves take longer to brew, but the little wait is definitely worth it

How we like it

Straight - this interesting flavour is great on its own.



Just cover one tea temple with boiling water and infuse for 3 minutes. Remove temple and top-up glass with iced water. 


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Average rating based on 81 reviews

I love this tea! It does taste like rice cakes but I love rice cakes... very addictive.

Posted by Ida, 30th October 2013

Overall Rating: 5/5

Really interesting!

I really like this tea. I wasn't sure at first but I think I steeped my first batch for too long. The second time I followed recommendations and it was really tasty. I think genmaicha will become a favourite of mine. Wish you sold yours loose!

Posted by Lauren Williams, 7th August 2013

Overall Rating: 5/5


I love this tea...please sell it in the larger box size! Recommend it to anyone.

Posted by Helen Everatt, 30th July 2013

Overall Rating: 5/5

O.K taste bad smell

I couldn't get past the bad smell. Taste was OK but nothing special.

Posted by Deborah McRoth, 30th May 2013

Overall Rating: 2/5

Takes some getting used to...but Awesome!

It tastes weird at first but then you start to crave it!
It's so nice!

Posted by Rhodri Hughes, 16th May 2013

Overall Rating: 4/5

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