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Limited house-roast Hojicha
Limited house-roast Hojicha

Limited house-roast Hojicha

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ORIGIN

SHIZUOKA, JAPAN

HARVESTED MAY 2019
GRAMS 30g
STORY BEHIND THE TEA

This Houjicha was carefully hand roasted in a houroku-pan here at the shop. Consiting of a high grade Gyokuro from Shizuoka, it has a complex umami that we refreshed and balanced out with the gentle touch of roasting. The body of the resulting tea is slightly thicker compared to other Houjicha. It has the elegance of a Gyokuro and the homely warmth of Houjicha. Perfect for a comfy evening at home. 

About Houjicha:

Houjicha is a roasted Japanese green tea and a classic daily drinker from Hokkaidō over Tōkyō and Kyōto all the way south to Okinawa. Twigs and coarser and bigger leaves from the later harvests in Summer and Autumn are mostly used for this variety of tea. Through roasting intracellular sugars get caramelized and depending on the parts used and the degree of roasting more aromatics are produced, resulting in a warm, nutty, roasty and sweet tea. Through the roast and the quality of the more mature leaves used, it also has a reduced caffein content, making it popular for children, elders and in the evening. Especially boiling and coldbrewing bring out the best in this genre of tea.