Hojicha (roasted green tea) is very popular in Japan; with low caffeine and a naturally sweet taste, this gentle tea is an ideal all-day tea for the whole family.
Hojicha (ほうじちゃ) is a humble yet very attractive tea. This particular batch is made with late-harvest, yabukita cultivar Japanese tea leaves, which are carefully and lovingly roasted at ~200° F.
This roasting process significantly reduces any astringency from the late harvest leaves, resulting in a naturally sweet, gentle brew with notes of wood and caramel.
The organic tea leaves used in the production of this tea are from the fields around Hangzhou in Zhejiang Province.
Since the late 1990s, local farms have partnered with Japanese tea producers to grow delicious, certified organic tea. The availability of fertile land, ideal climate, and experienced tea pickers are the perfect combination to create delicious tea.
- Tea: 3g / 1 tbsp
- Water: 240ml / 1 cup
Temperature: 100°C / 212°F
- Steep: 220 seconds