Hojicha Organic

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Tasting Notes: nutty, toasted grains, earthy

Description: Hojicha is a comforting green tea with notes of roasted nuts, toasted grains, and earthiness. Subtle hints of caramel and honey tease at the finish. This traditional Japanese green tea is delicious hot or iced.

Hojicha is a Japanese green tea that is crafted by roasting green tea at high temperatures and then aging it for several years. To produce this well balanced and unique Japanese tea, sencha green is carefully roasted. After roasting the tea, it is aged in temperature controlled facilities for one to two years to mellow the flavor of the tea leaf. The roasting and aging results in a naturally low caffeine green tea that has minimal green tea bitterness, little to no astringency, and a smooth rich taste. 

Our premium hojicha is produced from roasting sencha, a premium Japanese green tea, rather than roasting lower quality green tea such as bancha. Roasting a high quality sencha results in a premium taste with less stems and twigs in the finished product. You will find lower grade hojicha on the tea market, which is made with bancha as the base green tea, but we carry only the premium grade hojicha in our tea collection. 

Ingredients: organic roasted green tea from Japan

Steep Time: steep 1 heaping teaspoon of tea per 8 oz below boiling water, 160-175°F, for 45 seconds to 2 minutes
Low Caffeine

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