Houjicha
Organic Green Tea
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Houjicha
Houjicha
Houjicha

Houjicha is a traditional style of Japanese green tea made with bancha tea leaves from the autumn and winter harvests.



Amber colored infusion with a

smooth flavor and accents of

chocolate and roasted barley

About this tea

Houjicha is a traditional style of Japanese green tea made with bancha tea leaves from the autumn and winter harvests. An additional hot roasting step transforms bancha by way of the maillard reaction into light brown leaves that brew an amber-red infusion. While it looks dark, Houjicha is technically a green tea, offering a uniquely smooth flavor with accents of chocolate, coffee and roasted barley. The roasting step also slightly lowers the caffeine level, making for a mild cup that is delicious any time of day or night.

Origin

Miyazaki, Japan


Caffeine Level

Medium

Based on a 8oz cup of tea made with suggested steeping method relevant to the tea type. An average cup of coffee contains about 90 – 120 mg / 8oz cup.

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Preparation
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Traditional Preparation

Water Temperature: 185°F

Leaf to Water Ratio: 4 grams per 8 ounces

Steep Times: 1 minute (1st infusion), 45 seconds (2nd infusion)

For the best infusions, we recommend brewing this tea in a Kyusu teapot.

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ORIGIN

Miyazaki

Kyushu Island, Japan

Miyazaki is located in the beautiful region of Kyushu, Japan, which is renowned for its stunning natural landscapes, volcanic soils, delicious local cuisines. The region’s particular climate is well suited for green tea cultivation and is one of Japan’s largest organic tea production areas. 

Region Details

Region

Southern Japan

Elevation

150-300 meters

Harvest

May - June

Cultivar

Yabukita, Sakimidori, Okumidori, Saemidori, local varieties

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