HOJICHA (JAPANESE GREEN TEA)
Looking for the perfect brew to steep before you sleep? Hojicha is a unique Japanese green tea that is made from roasting bancha leaves over high heat, resulting in a gorgeous brew that is smoky and amber in appearance. Meaning “roasted tea” in English, hojicha’s slightly nutty and charred tasting notes always leaves drinkers feeling content and well-rested. Due to the roasting process, hojicha contains less caffeine than most green teas. However, it still retains high amounts of the amino acid theanine. This combination works to produce the most relaxing sensations in the body, making hojicha the ideal wind-down brew for caffeine-sensitive tea drinkers. Heading into the warmer months? Hojicha’s original and interesting flavour is one that can also be enjoyed as an iced tea.
The history of hojicha is just as interesting as the brew itself. Hojicha is the product of the distinctively Japanese practice of letting nothing go to waste (and the innovative thinking of one Japanese merchant)! In the 1920’s, a Kyoto trader experimented with roasting leftover bancha leaves and stems over glowing charcoal to create a new tea that minimised excess waste. Hojicha was born and is now one of the most popular teas in Japan!
Taste the history by picking up our loose leaf hojicha today. Looking for more teas with a similar smoky fragrance? We suggest trying out our popular Russian caravan tea here.
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