This Organic Hojicha is made from the stems of first harvest sencha and has been lightly roasted resulting in an exceptionally sweet Hojicha. It is produced by Mr. Toshiro, a pioneer in organic and sustainable tea farming in Japan with over 35 years of experience. Grown in the pristine Yame mountains of Kyushu Island in southern Japan and cultivated with the utmost care, his tea fields are grown pesticide-free, chemical-free and harm-free in healthy soils that are rich in biodiverse micro-organisms, vitamins and minerals.
Hojicha is a Japanese green tea that undergoes a roasting process by roasting various types of green tea (sencha, gyokuro, kukicha, shiraore) in large porcelain pots over charcoal fire. Typically, Hojicha is composed of stems and not leaves. The result is a variety of sweet, roasted flavors and golden amber colors. Hojicha has all the health benefits of green tea yet is lower in caffeine due to being roasted.
Flavor Notes: sweet maple and fresh cedar
8-10g (1.5-2 tbsp) tea | 7oz water | 212°F | 30 sec
Add tea to a kyusu, small teapot or brewing vessel. Add water.
Wait 30 seconds. Pour. Repeat up to 4 infusions.
Adjust tea to water ratio according to preference.
Store airtight in a cool, dark location. Use within 3-4 weeks after opening for peak freshness. Shelf life one year after opening or two years unopened.
50 gram bag has 5-6 servings. 100 gram bag has 10-12 servings.
Nothing more to say, a staple/great hojicha to go for whenever you need your hojicha fix! I like to brew it longer than 30 seconds since I use tap water (which has its own taste), to mask up the taste of the water. Even after brewing for longer times the hojicha still comes out great! Next, to try the tea with clearer water... Agree with description this is good for up to 3-4 brews. Mines is a little less since I brew it for longer, I guess :p.
Quite simply the most fragrant, and rich tasting Houjicha I've ever had the pleasure of tasting. Very quick and generous service. I will absolutely be returning for more!
It's official. I've been converted to Houjicha. A drink more godly than coffee, houjicha's earthy flavor, amber hue, and intoxicating aroma instills a feeling of ikoi (rest/relaxation). This would be a great gift for any occasion, from birthdays to even Chrismas!
After years of drinking black tea I decided to switch to green tea. I tried several other brands until I found Matchalo's Houjicha tea and I can't believe how amazing it is. It has all of the benefits of green tea and the dark color and rich flavor starts out my day every morning now. I just love it!!
You can really tell the difference between this tea and “tea bag” tea. This Houjicha is amazing! You really feel like you are drinking a good, health cup of tea! Quick shipping!
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