Hojicha - Japanese Roasted Green Tea (Bag)

Hojicha - Japanese Roasted Green Tea (Bag)


Hojicha is a type of bancha (meaning coarse or common tea), made from roasting green tea at a high temperature. Hojicha has a distinct, dark amber tone and a smoky aroma with very little astringency. Due to the roasting process which renders the tea leaves with low caffeine content, this makes hojicha ideal for casual drinking at any time of the day.

Japanese green tea culture is historically rooted in Buddhist philosophy when it was first introduced by Buddhist monks in 700AC. Unlike other common types of teas, Japanese green tea is uniquely different as the tea leaves are steamed, dried and rolled immediately after harvesting to prevent oxidation. This process gives them their distinct needle-like shape, as well as their earthy, aromatic and nutrient-rich flavour.

Ippodo has been cultivating premium Japanese green teas in the ancient city of Kyoto since 1717. The Uji region is home to one of the oldest and finest tea fields in Japan, and Ippodo’s range of green teas are made from high quality tea leaves which are handpicked by expert tea growers. Steeped in history, Ippodo remains one of Kyoto’s most established tea specialists, and they continue to offer the unique green tea making experience with their selection of umami-filled and full-bodied green teas.

Size: 100g Loose Tea Leaves

Dimensions: 8 x 4 x H31.5cm

Material: Roasted Japanese Green Tea

Place of Origin: Kyoto, Japan

Brewing Method

  • Temperature: 100°C

  • Brew Time: 30 seconds

  • Amount: 10g / 240 ml

  • Add tea leaves into teapot and pour boiling water, then leave to brew. Can be brewed up to three times for full flavour.

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