Houjicha is an easy to drink mild green tea from Japan that has a low caffeine content, which has long made it a favorite with children and the elderly. Smooth, with lightly roasted notes, Hojicha is made with bancha tea leaves that undergo an additional hot roasting step. This extra roasting yields light brown leaves that brew an amber-red infusion. While it looks dark, Houjicha is not fermented like black tea, it is a green tea. This additional roasting step is also responsible for this teas lower caffeine content.
This tea contains caffeine.
japanese green tea
Teas are like people, each is different and there is no one way to prepare a cup. Use this as a starting point for brewing this tea as you explore its unique characteristics. You may find different times of day or moods, you like to use more or less tea, brew it for a different amount of time….Whatever you do, have fun discovering your perfect cup!
1 tsp/5 grams
8 oz/237 ml
Some teas are recommended for brewing with boiling water, while others are brewed at lower temperatures. Even when brewing a tea at a lower temperature, it is recommended that you first boil the water (to kill bacteria etc.) and then allow the water to cool to the correct temperature (ice cubes speed up the process). While you can certainly brew any tea with boiling water, it will change the flavor of the tea.
Grown in Japan.