Saturday, October 20, 2012

Brown Rice Tea

I recently wrote briefly about toasting brown rice for use in genmaicha, which is a tea of toasted brown rice mixed with green tea. Well, I like to steep just the toasted brown rice by itself, as well; it's like barley tea...but with brown rice instead. I don't add sugar or anything--just straight up toasted brown rice. It makes the water feel smoother and imparts a subtle sweet flavor to the water.

I'm very sensitive to caffeine, and don't need it to get up in the morning, so I don't drink much caffeinated drinks. When I want a warm drink, I have a fair amount of just warm-hot water or herbal or decaffeinated teas. But sometimes I want something with a hint of flavor, but not so much as a tea, and this fills in that niche perfectly. Give it a shot!


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