Sooo delicious! One of the best Houjichas I’ve tried! I love Den’s brewing instructions – it was perfect! Toasty, roasted and warm. There was no hint of bitterness at all. My boyfriend enjoyed it as well :)
Houjicha Gold (Roasted Bancha)
Houjicha-Gold delivers a delightful and calming cup. Highly aromatic but gentle to your stomach with a low amount of caffeine.
Harvest: Between First and Second Harvests
The infusion brews an elegant roasted aroma, medium bodied, transparent and light “woodsy” brown liquid. Houjicha also makes a very refreshing iced tea.
Den’s Preferred Brewing:
Water: 4oz boiled
Leaves: 2 grams or 1 heaping teaspoon
Steep: 30 sec
2nd Cup: Water boiled; Steep 15 sec
For a cup of Iced Tea: Put 50% more tea leaves into a teapot. Steep as directed for hot tea. Once you brew it, put ice into the cup to lock in the aroma.