Special purchase! A specialty tea of steamed Sencha blended with roasted rice, made to Japanese specifications. During the firing of the rice, it is common for some of the rice to 'pop', hence the nickname of 'popcorn-tea.' Infusion is a light, golden yellow with a delicious toasty rice flavor, very smooth and easy drinking. A very soothing tea. Use 1 slightly rounded teaspoon of loose tea for each cup of freshly boiled water. Steep 3 to 5 minutes. Can be nicely resteeped. Makes a pleasant iced tea, too.