Green Tea / Roasted rice
Genmaicha is sneaky good. You've enjoyed it for years at premium Japanese restaurants everywhere and didn't even realize it was a distinguished specialty.
\Also known as “Popcorn Tea”, Genmaicha is a hearty tea that blends green tea with roasted rice. Created in Japan, Genmaicha was originally consumed by the lower class. By using rice as filler and using bancha leaves instead of the more expensive sencha leaves, the cost of a cup of Genmaicha was relatively inexpensive. Over time however, this tasty beverage grew in popularity and sophistication, mostly thanks to the Japanese hipster crowd. Genmaicha is now consumed all over Japan.