Grade: Hojicha Green Tea Premium Loose Leaf
Anti-Oxidant Health Level: Very High
Caffeine Level: Low
Shelf Life: 20 years unopened, 2 years after opening
Premium Ingredients: Green Tea
Hot Brew Instructions: 80-90ºC, 1 tsp per 1 cup, 1-3 mins
Cold Brew Iced Tea Instructions: 1 tbsp loose leaf tea makes 1L iced tea, add directly to filtered water in a pitcher and leave overnight 6-8 hours covered.
Description: A mild, gentle roasted green tea
Hojicha is a roasted Japanese green, notable for its low amounts of caffeine. The major difference between this tea and others is that, instead of being steamed, it has been pan-fried. This process creates a unique tasting profile. It gives it a nutty, toasty flavor, and aroma. Unlike most other Japanese teas, the color of the liquor is brown due to it being toasted. This pan-frying process reduces the caffeine and tannin content, creating a mild, lower caffeine alternative for children, the elderly and those who are sensitive to caffeine. For Hojicha, it is recommended that you use close to boiling water (95°C)and a short brewing time. Ready in 15 seconds, this tea has a nutty flavour, and a pleasant aroma. This tea is usually the first tea that Japanese babies drink. This is a good, tasty tea that must be tasted.