notes  popcorn | breakfast cereal | toasted

POPPED GENMAI is a twice-baked genmai ("brown rice") from Wazuka, Kyoto prefecture, Japan. Locally grown rice is roasted at 200ºC until thoroughly cooked, then toasted again to "pop" about 75% of the kernels. Just like popcorn!

Produced with Japonica varietal rice of the koshihikari cultivar, this genmai is a short grain rice of superb eating quality. Toasted, the carbohydrates undergo chemical changes that create caramel and sweet breakfast cereal qualities with a saccharine roasted aroma perfect for cold weather. 

vintage  summer '22
style genmai ("brown rice")
cultivar — koshihikari
region — Wazuka (Uji), Kyoto, Japan


(use freshly boiled spring water)

modern, large format
[300 ml+ vessel — BOLI, large teapot]

4 grams — 200°F (93°C) — 3 minutes

traditional, small format
[150 ml- vessel — gaiwan, small teapot]

7 grams — 200°F (93°C) — 25 seconds
+25-30 seconds each additional steep