Rating: **** ½
Here's an excerpt from Ten Ren's website.
Ten Ren's Organic Genmaicha tea is comprised of organic sencha green tea blended with organic roasted brown rice. A third party European agency has certified that this tea has been grown with organic farming methods with no chemical pesticides used in cultivation. The steeped tea has a light yellow hue with a roasted rice aroma and fresh undertones. The taste is pleasantly smooth with a hint of roasted rice and a mild aftertaste. This tea is often consumed in Japan and Japanese restaurants with green tea powder added. Genmaicha may be enjoyed hot or chilled, with or without green tea powder added.
The water used to steep this tea should be about 160-180°F or 70-80°C. Use about 1.5 teaspoons (3 grams) of tea leaves for about every 5 ounces (150 ml) of water. A steeping time of about 3-5 minutes is recommended with more or less time depending on the desired concentration. As a rough guide, the higher the temperature of the water or the greater the amount of leaves used, the shorter the steeping time should be. The use of a covered glass or ceramic cup is recommended for steeping in order to appreciate the tea leaves.