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Popcorn tea

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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 on86 reviews
Popcorn for sure

I love this tea and think it does taste like popcorn, just not like popcorn with sugar on it!
Something different, and a nice way to drink green tea

Posted by Danni, 16th December 2014

Overall Rating: 5/5

LOVE IT, but not popcorn.

I happen to LOVE this tea it takes like rice cakes/puffs. However the title is very misleading it tastes NOTHING like popcorn despite having tiny bits of it in. I like it but I can see how if you picked it up expecting a sweet cinema treat you will be disappointed.

Posted by Sam, 12th October 2014

Overall Rating: 4/5

Loved it !

I bought this today as my curiosity won me over, (as well as my usual liquorice and peppermint) and I was delighted ! Checked out your website as a result to have a look at your full local Tesco's only stocks some of your range.

Posted by Diana Patel, 7th June 2014

Overall Rating: 5/5


It smells of crackers and green tea. Delicious. It tastes exactly like you'd expect it to, like the first sip of fine green tea straight after eating a rice cake.

Posted by Zi, 22nd May 2014

Overall Rating: 5/5

Popcorn tea

Sorry to say I was very disappointed, its probably an acquired taste, didn't taste like popcorn to me at all, and neither smelled nor tasted nice to me. I will stick with my matcha and Rooibos crème caramel tea I think. However, don't let this deter you from trying it, you may love it, it just didn't suit me.

Posted by Emily, 4th May 2014

Overall Rating: 1/5

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