Charcoal-Roasted Hojicha Green Tea (Kukicha)

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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).

JAS certified organic

Grown, harvested and processed by traditional farmers in lush-green highlands of Kyushu island, southern Japan.

Net Weight: 100 grams
Type: Organic loose-leaf green tea 
Variety: Kuki-hojicha (kukicha)
Region: Hinokage, Kyushu island, Japan
Color: Reddish brown
Flavor: Roasty, nutty, hint of sweetness

How to Brew Hojicha

  1. Add 1 tsp of tea leaves per cup. Add near-boiling water to teapot. Brew for 1-2 min. and serve.Add one teaspoon of tea leaves per cup.
  2. Add near-boiling water to the teapot.
  3. 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

How to make hojicha latte in 10 minutesReady In: 10 Minutes
Recipe Makes: 2 cups
 
Ingredients
  • Hojicha: One rounded tablespoon
  • Milk (or soy milk): Two cups.
  • Brown sugar or honey to taste.
Directions
  1. Heat milk to a simmer in a pot.
  2. Add the hojicha.
  3. Brew for 2-3 minutes on low heat.
  4. Strain and serve.

Hojicha’s roasty, nutty flavor comes off best when unsweetened. Try your hojicha latte without sweetening to appreciate its distinctive character.


3 Reviews

  • 5
    the best ever

    Posted by Rachel Jones on 1st Feb 2018

    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.

  • 5
    Love the flavor

    Posted by Renee B on 13th Nov 2016

    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.

  • 5
    I LOVE THIS! ...

    Posted by siobhan on 9th May 2015

    Nice deep, rich flavor. Ver smooth. I gave some to my sister and she went crazy for it. I told her to buy her own! Delivery was quick and customer service is really nice.