Known for its unique, strong flavor, Hojicha is made by roasting lower grade Sencha and Bancha. Although Hojicha is from the green tea family, the roasting process turns its leaves to an autumn brown. Hojicha has a very distinct, mild and nutty flavor. It also contains less caffeine and tannins, resulting in a less astringent flavor.
Bring the water to a boil (212°F / 100°C). Steep 3 grams (1 tsp) of Hojicha for 30 seconds to 1 minute in 1 cup (8 oz / 240 ml) of hot water.
Japanese Green Tea (Hojicha)
500 grams (1.1 lbs)