Roasted green tea from Japan with a nutty, earthy & roasted flavour
Hojicha (composed of the word 'hojiru' for 'toast' and the 'cha' of 'tea') is produced from the sun grown Japanese green tea also known as bancha. Bancha is typically harvested from the tea plant later in the season, after the first and second flushes of tea.
Hojicha emerged in 1920s Kyoto, when tea merchants began roasting leaves over charcoal. The roasted mixture produced an intense aroma that proved tantalizing to many, and the process of toasting or roasting these materials gained enough popularity to create a new style of green tea. The roasting process has a decaffeinating effect on the leaves, making hojicha a tasty low caffeine alternative to coffee for those seeking a hot and toasty drink in the afternoon or evening.
Nutty, earthy & roasted flavour and somewhat caramelly.