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Popcorn tea

fab japanese treat

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Based on 92 reviews

Traditional Green tea with toasted rice read more

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Item Price Quantity
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)


Popcorn Tea Japan Sourced from:

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 on92 Reviews

My favourite tea. There are very few teas I can drink after becoming ill, but I was so glad to discover this. You either love it or hate it, but I love it. my only gripe is that it doesn't come in a larger size. Please Teapigs, listen to those who love this and make it available in the large size.

Posted by Noreen Larry, 26th September 2015

Overall Rating: 5/5

Fantastic tea

This was the first Teapigs tea I'd ever tried and to this day, it is still my favourite tea ever. There's nothing else like it on the market. Let it brew for a good few minutes and the aftertaste is truly like popcorn, yet is still fresh due to it being green tea. Please do a big size of this tea, Teapigs!!

Posted by Amy Johnson, 7th August 2015

Overall Rating: 5/5

Bigger packs please

One of your best teas - how about selling it in bigger packs?

Posted by Kathryn, 27th March 2015

Overall Rating: 5/5

Not for Me!

Great fan of TeaPigs tea, drink them all the time, but received this one in the post from you this morning - so disappointed, I find the smell of it off-putting and the "burnt' taste lingers on the back of my toungue for ages - won't be buying this one again, wish I'd bought the tester pack instead of 15 pack.

Posted by Carol, 21st January 2015

Overall Rating: 1/5

Popcorn tea

Really nice--and does taste like popcorn, just popcorn without flavourings! Had this in a small packet but I'll be buying a big box next time :-)

Posted by Hannah, 10th January 2015

Overall Rating: 5/5

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