HŌJICHA (JAPANESE GREEN TEA)
Looking for the perfect brew to steep before you sleep? Hōjicha is a unique Japanese green tea made from roasting bancha leaves over high heat. As a result, this tea is a gorgeous brew that’s smoky in taste and amber in appearance. Meaning “roasted tea” in English, this tea’s slightly nutty and charred tasting notes always leaves drinkers feeling content. It contains less caffeine than most green teas due to its unique roasting process. However, it still retains high amounts of the amino acid theanine. This combination works to produce the most relaxing sensations in the body. Therefore, hōjicha the ideal wind-down brew for caffeine-sensitive tea drinkers. Heading into the warmer months? Hōjicha’s original and interesting flavour is one that can also be enjoyed as an iced tea.
The history of hōjicha is just as interesting as the brew itself. This tea 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. Hōjicha was born and is now one of the most popular teas in Japan!
Taste the history by picking up our loose leaf hōjicha today. Looking for more teas with a similar smoky fragrance? We suggest trying out our popular Russian caravan tea here.
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