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.
Kirishima, Kagoshima, Japan
- Tea: 3g / 1 tbsp
- Water: 240ml / 1 cup
Temperature: 100°C / 212°F
- Steep: 220 seconds