‘Renmaicha’ is a play on our last name, ‘Ren’, and the Japanese term ‘genmaicha.’
Genmaicha is a brown rice tea, colloquially referred to as ‘popcorn tea’ because some of the grains of rice pop during roasting, resembling popcorn*. This tea is also known as ‘people’s tea’ as it is consumed by all segments of society. Wikipedia describes it as “satisfying full body…eminently drinkable, relaxing, and soothing to the stomach.”
Our aim in writing this is to provide simple, accessible, and delicious recipes and tell you tales that represent both the best of the cultural heritages we were born into and those we have adopted along the way.
*Sarah is also obsessed with popcorn.