Hojicha is an unusual tea to come from Japan. It is made from Bancha, whose properties are accentuated by having it roasted over glowing charcoal at a high temperature until the leaves change in colour to reddish brown, and the flavour assumes a roasted and nut-like tone. The process is said to have originated in Kyoto around 1920. The taste is light, and at the same time extremely roasted, without bitterness. The roasting gives an interesting, original flavour that is not at all reminiscent of other Japanese teas, and is very suitable with food, especially strong and oily dishes. Also Houjicha is surprisingly well suited as an iced tea.
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Our Japanese Hojicha is quality tested to comply with strict European standards for any chemical or pesticide residues. Uniquely, the teas are then air freighted to Australia to maintain the finest quality and freshness for your enjoyment.
- 1 teaspoon per 200mls
- water at 80 degrees celsius
- brew for 2 – 3 minutes
- same leaves can be re-used up to 3 times in a day
Goes Well With:
Perfect on its own or you could add a little slice of citrus.