Despite its deep brown leaves, hojicha is a roasted green tea from Japan known for its delightfully rich nutty aroma and chocolatey notes. Sourced from an award-winning tea master in Kyoto, our hojicha is a mixture of stems and leaves from high-grade gyokuro and sencha.
Ingredients: roasted green tea
Caffeine level: low to moderate
Hojicha, by far, is one of my favorite teas. This one is really lovely and has a nice roasted smell and flavor. I've recommended it to other friends who have also enjoyed it! A little also goes a long way and I can definitely re-steep and get a lot of usage out of it.
Maybe others I've had are lower quality, but this one is very roasty and I wasn't expecting it to be mostly twigs and stems. Not like other hojichas I've had, but definitely the best! The package suggests brewing it as iced tea as well, and I'm excited to try that when the weather is a bit warmer.