Genmaicha to Combat the Food Coma

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

I drink more tea than I want to admit -- I must horde at least a dozen different kinds at any given time.

Lately genmaicha is my fixation.

I bought this particular Ito-En brand "Oishii O-Cha" at Lee Lee, where you'll find genmaicha from several different makers.

Genmaicha is green tea mixed with roasted brown rice, so you get a bit of caffeine and an incredible flavor and aroma that's reminiscent of popcorn.

It goes particularly well with food, and although I haven't read anything indicating that it's good for your digestive system, well, I'll at least say it's good for mine. It seems to calm my tummy whether I've eaten too much or I haven't eaten a single bite (especially on those hangover-ish days).

And just the smell of it puts a smile on my face.

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.