This tea tells a story, and we love stories of women who pushed. Junko Tabei fell in love with climbing mountains when she was a girl. She grew up to be the first woman to climb Mt Everest, as well as the first woman to reach all Seven Summits, which are the highest mountains of each of the seven continents. She spent much of her adult life working to protect high mountain environments by leading “clean up climbs” in Japan and the Himalayas as well as being the director of the Himalayan Adventure Trust of Japan. Our Organic Genmaicha is inspired by her resilience. We like to imagine she carried a bit with her on her climbs. After all, she is quoted: “Once you’re in the mountains, there’s no convenience store to run to when you’re hungry”
Genmaicha is a specialty Japanese Style green tea, blended with fire-toasted mochi rice. The rice often ‘pops’ during the toasting process, which gives this style tea its nickname of “popcorn tea”. The smooth starch of the rice balances and gives body to the vegetative nature of the green tea. Often consumed during fasts, this tea is warming and comforting. It brews to a lovely golden color, and has 2 or 3 infusions available from a single batch of tea.
Tea and Strumpets teas are lovingly crafted from ethically harvested and produced ingredients. Each flavor profile is inspired by a radical woman from history. We take her story and translate that into a flavor, for a tea experience that invites you to deep dive into the character’s story. This is how we express our fandom for outrageous women, by creating feminist fandom teas.