Roasted over charcoal in porcelain pots. If you are not partial to vegetal taste which most green teas have, this roasty, flavorful tea is for you.
Rare, kuki-hojicha (kukicha) variety, made exclusively from green tea's delicate stems, prized for their high umami content and high notes of nutty sweetness.
Very low in caffeine. Good choice even as a soothing nightcap. You can also use it to make hojicha latte (how-to below).
Grown, harvested and processed by traditional farmers in lush-green highlands of Kyushu island, southern Japan.
How to Brew Hojicha
- Add one teaspoon of tea leaves per cup.
- Add near-boiling water to the teapot.
- Brew for 1-2 minutes and serve.
You can add hot water again to the teapot for a second, or even a third brewing.
How to Make Hojicha Latte
- Hojicha: One rounded tablespoon
- Milk (or soy milk): Two cups.
- Brown sugar or honey to taste.
- Heat milk to a simmer in a pot.
- Add the hojicha.
- Brew for 2-3 minutes on low heat.
- Strain and serve.
Hojicha’s roasty, nutty flavor comes off best when unsweetened. Try your hojicha latte without sweetening to appreciate its distinctive character.
Most enjoyable tea ever and also takes acidic waste products out of the body. The smell of this tea being brewed is one of the most pleasurable things in my life and drinking it is another one! My daily bliss.
This is so different than any green tea I ever tasted. I drink it every day since its so low in caffeine. Has a full body and rich roasted aroma. I have tried cheaper kinds from Amazon but no way they can even come close to the quality of this tea.
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