Genmaicha Yame is a sencha tea where roasted rice has been added. The roasted rice gives the tea a very crispy taste.
Fukamushi Sencha Yame tea is steamed longer than regular Sencha, giving the tea leaves a lighter aroma, and deeper taste. Thanks to this deep taste, Fukamushi tea is also very suited to make ice tea. Fukamushi tea leaves are shorter than regular Sencha leaves.
5. Hojicha /Bancha
Don't be mistaken by the brown color, Hoji-Bancha is a green tea: it has been steamed tight after the harvest to stop the oxidation of the tea. After steaming, Hoji-Bancha is roasted, giving the tea leaves the brown color. The roasting is a natural way to remove the caffeine from the tea. That's why in Japan people enjoy Hojicha mainly in the evening. Azumaya Hojicha has a soft taste, making it perfectly suited to drink with (Japanese) food. Bancha tea is from the last harvest, making it very rich of minerals