Hojicha (焙じ茶) is different to other Japanese Green teas, as it is roasted in a porcelain pot called a Horoku (ほろく) over charcoal, which turns the tea leaves a reddish brown.
Our Hojicha is made using Sanbancha (三番茶) which is a 3rd flush Sencha, harvested between Summer and Autumn. The roasting process also reduces the amount of caffeine in the tea leaves.
Hojicha has a fresh aroma and a full bodied profile, with a sweet taste with cinnamon notes.
Origin: Kagoshima Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan
Tea Variety: Camellia Sinensis var. Sinensis
Brewing Temperature: 70 - 80°C
Caffeine Content: Approx. 10mg per cup
Amount: 5g of tea leaves to 100ml of water
Sold in quantities of 100g