Rice Coffee Burnt Grain Tea

Preparation info
  • Makes

    8 cups

    • Difficulty


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By Angela Dimayuga and Ligaya Mishan

Published 2021

  • About

I love the scent and deep, almost buttery nuttiness of Japanese genmaicha, green tea steeped with rice that’s been roasted until it pops. There are versions of this drink elsewhere in the world—sungnyung in Korea, ranovola in Madagascar—but I didn’t realize until after I worked out this recipe that it’s made in the Philippines too. There it’s called kapeng bigas, or rice coffee, even though there’s no coffee in it. The roasted grains are a gentle alternative to coffee beans, without the jit