Roasted Tea – Houjicha

Origin: Shizuoka, Japan

Smooth, toasty flavor and slightly smoky aroma.

Classic Size Tins Net Weight: 2.5 ounces

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About Roasted Tea – Houjicha:

Made during the last few weeks of the tea harvest, Houjicha is a popular Japanese roasted green tea. While Houjicha is somewhat darker in color, it remains in the green tea category due to the leaves being unoxidized. To produce Houjicha, the large, pale green tea leaves (known as ‘Bancha’) are steamed, dried, and then roasted in small batch ovens. A high-grade Houjicha like this one will require a skilled teamaker to carry out the production process with precise oven temperatures and roasting times. The amount of roasting ultimately reduces the amount of caffeine in this tea, making Houjicha an ideal evening-time and after-meal beverage.

Ingredients: 100% Organic Roasted Tea Leaves.

Flavor Profile:

Smooth, toasty flavor and slightly smoky aroma.

Brewing Instructions:

Every tea is different and can be brewed in different ways. The chart below is not a hard-and-fast guide for brewing this tea, but rather a place to get started. Steeping time may vary based on your personal taste or on how many infusions have already been done. Experiment with the brewing of your tea to discover its unique character.

Water Temp °F (°C)Steep Time (minutes)Number of InfusionsQuantity of Leaf (tsp / 8oz water)
160°F (71°C)1.5-22-31

Videos and Links:

Tea Regions of Shizuoka, Japan
Shizuoka, Japan Map