A tea farmer, Mr. Harashima, in Yame makes Gyokuro rice. His recipe is really simple. Just mix used tea leaves with rice and add a little bit of salt. That’s it! Easy, but looks good, doesn’t it?
I know you don’t usually eat a bowl of rice. Then how about tea leaves omelette?
In any case, throwing them away is mottainai (what a waste!)!
|gyokuro rice photo by Mr Harashima|
BTW, have you noticed where Mr. Harashima produces Gyokuro? It is Yame. Yes, Yame is one of the best Gyokuro producing areas. No doubt that his tea is great to both drink and eat :-)
*Mr.Harashima’s website: Ocha noTiyonoen http://www.yokaocha.com/(English is not available. Sorry! When you are interested in his tea, let me know.)
*About Gyokuro and Yame (from my older posts) http://japaneseteastory.blogspot.jp/search?q=Gyokuro