Roasted on premises by one of Kyoto’s leading suppliers of premium green teas, this Yamashiro hojicha is made from sencha leaves that would make an excellent drink even as sencha green tea. The result is a hojicha (or roasted green tea) that is among the best in Japan, featuring a wonderful aroma and a sweet, rich taste.
Hojicha is unique in being made from tea leaves traditionally roasted in a porcelain pot over charcoal, rather than steamed as is the case with other green teas. The result is a relaxing, mild type of tea with much lower caffeine content, and a toasty, slightly caramel-like flavor, that is commonly served in Japan with an evening meal or to children. Hojicha is also delicious served cold, making it a great drink for the warm months.
*Please prepare in a teapot; placing this tea directly in a kettle will result in a significant loss of flavor.
Ingredient Origin: Wazuka-cho, Kyoto Prefecture
Characteristics (on a scale of 1 - 5): Sweetness - 2; Umami - 5; Bitterness - 0; Aroma - 5
Contents: 500 g
Made in Japan
Shipped directly from Japan