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Organic Aged San-nen Bancha Hojicha Roasted Green Tea 100g (3.5oz)

$10.95 USD
SKU: ORG-BANCHA
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Tea leaves are from later harvests in the autumn to winter drying them in the sun well and maturing them for up to three years. This ripening process breaks down tannins in tea and leads to the mild tea taste then slowly roasting them. Appearance is similar to Hojicha roasted tea. The difference therefore between Hojicha and San-nen Bancha is whether the tea is processed right after harvesting or ripened. Both of these teas are known for mild and low levels of caffeine. This aged San-nen Bancha is the most mild and almost free of caffeine.

4g (3-4 tsp) / one cup / 100°C (212°F) / 3-5 min

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Another Hojicha tea that may be of interest is our typical Hojicha Classic or a lightly roasted Hojicha Premium.

Category Hojicha Bancha nara location
Cultivar Yabukita
Shading Full-sun
Harvest third-fourth
Type Asamushi
Steam level 2-5
Steam Temperature 100°C / 212°F
Drying temperature 10
Grade Classic
Organic Yes
Region Nara
Form Loose leaf
Weight 100g (3.52oz)
Note Super mild, gentle and earthy sweetness
More Details on Hojicha


Hojicha

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 roasted. 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. Hojicha is one of the classic Japanese green teas.

Hojicha is usually made from bancha but sometimes sencha.

This roasting 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 flavor 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.

We are often asked what hojicha tea tastes like and the best way to describe it is that it has a mild, sweet taste with a delicate smokey flavor.

 

 

Hojicha Tea from Chado Tea House

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Marina Lindell
Toasty flavor

Really nice tea, first I tasted the toast flavor and then a sweet smell and flavor. It smells like chocolate. I am starting my macrobiotic diet.