Japanese Houjicha (or Hoji-cha) Roasted Green Tea
Houjicha is a Japanese tradition, made with big, coarse, green tea leaves from some of the last harvests of the year which are steamed, dried and then roasted in small batch ovens. Our special grade Houjicha requires precise roasting time and temperature control. The roasting reduces the amount of caffeine, making Houjicha an ideal tea to drink in the evening and after meals. The flavor is buttery, smooth, toasty and slightly smoky without any bitterness or astringency noticeable in some green teas.