Brown rice green tea

Brown rice green tea is green tea blended with roasted brown rice. In Korea, it is called hyeonmi-nokcha (현미녹차, literally "brown rice green tea") and is considered a blend of nokcha (green tea) and hyeonmi-cha (brown rice tea). In Japan, green tea blended with puffed brown rice is called genmaicha (literally, "brown rice tea").

Brown rice green tea
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Other namesHyeonmi-nokcha
OriginEast Asia

Quick descriptionGreen tea blended with roasted brown rice

Temperature80 °C (176 °F)
Time2 minutes
Korean name
Revised Romanizationhyeonmi-nokcha
IPA[hjʌn.mi nok̚.tɕʰa]


In Korea, hyeonmi-nokcha is made by blending jeungje-cha (green tea that were steamed, not roasted, before being dried) leaves and roasted brown rice.[1] Popular in both the loose and tea bag forms, brown rice green tea varieties are produced by Hankook Tea and Sulloc Tea.[1]


200 grams (7.1 oz) of brown rice green tea provides 610 kilocalories (2,600 kJ), 141.6 grams (4.99 oz) carbohydrate, 26 grams (0.92 oz) protein, 6.8 grams (0.24 oz) fat, and 12 milligrams (0.19 gr) sodium.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Jeong, Dong-hyo; Yun, Baek-hyeon; Yi, Yeong-hui, eds. (2012). "Hyeonmi-nokcha". Cha saenghwal munhwa daejeon (in Korean). Seoul, Korea: Hongikjae. ISBN 978-89-714-3351-5. Retrieved 23 February 2018 – via Naver.
  2. ^ "Hyeonmi-nokcha" (in Korean). Ministry of Food and Drug Safety. Retrieved 23 February 2018 – via Naver.