Hojicha is a roasted Japanese green tea with some very unique notes to it. While most Japanese green teas have a little bit of this edamame and sweet corn flavors, Hojicha plays more off of these roasted chocolate and caramel flavors. During the roasting process, the tea also loses some of its caffeine so Hojicha can be drunk in the late afternoon or evening. Compared to the Noike Hojicha, this tea has more of a cereal flavor to it, with a bit of a smoky aftertaste. The tea starts to go into the direction of toasted rice with a hint of wet wood.
What You'll Get
🍃 JAS Organic Green Tea
🍃 Calming, Relaxing Theanine
🍃 Lower Caffeine Content
🍃 Long Lasting Energy Throughout the Day
🍃 Naturally Gluten Free and Vegan
🍃 Complex Flavor Profiles
What it Tastes Like
🍵 Roasted or Smoky Flavor
🍵 Light Chocolate and Caramel Notes
🍵 Light Mouthfeel
🍵 Smooth Finish
How Much Tea Does it Make?
This packet contains 100 grams of tea, enough to make 20 pots or 60 cups
About the Farm
This tea comes from Mr. Kawabata in Shizuoka. Mr. Kawabata has been able to develop these nice warmer notes of the Hojicha by roasting the tea leaves. During the roasting process, these leaves lose their grassy and vegetable notes in exchange for notes of coffee, caramel or even chocolate.
How to Brew it
Add 5 grams of leaves to the teapot or strainer and then pour in 150ml to 200ml of water (170 degrees Fahrenheit) and let the tea brew for 1 minute. You can brew the leaves 2-3 more times with the same temperature for 20 seconds each
Very Popular as a Gift
Our fans like to give away our teas on birthdays, weddings and other special days! Our samplers are highly recommended as gifts!
Always Pesticide Free
We make sure to only source teas from reputable farmers that grow tea without the use of conventional pesticides or chemicals. We meet with the farmers in person and tour the fields and facilities. We look at the sustainability of the field, the attention to detail and quality control of the facility and of course the taste of the tea.