Houjicha, Hojicha, roasted green Sencha / Bancha, a tea with a nutty aroma and with a deep earthy roasted sweet taste.
Houjicha, Hojicha. Houjicha, also called Bancha, is made by roasting sencha tea. It is a brown tea with a roasted nutty flavor. The first three steps of producing Houjicha are the same as for Sencha: 1) steaming, 2) drying and creasing, and 3) forming. But to make Houjicha, the tea undergoes an extra step: roasting. Like Sencha, the tea leaves for Houjicha are grown under full sunlight, and contain many catechins. Since Houjicha is roasted in a pan, it does not contain much caffeine. Houjicha is perfect for iced tea. The taste is very smooth and the smell is persistent.
|Tea Type||green tea, black (red) tea|
|Flavour (in development)||Green, Woodsy|
|Brewing western||Japanese tea: Use 2 grams of tea per cup (200ml) and brew cool, around 70°C, allow to steep for 2-3 minutes and infuse at least 3 times.|
|Shelf life||Store this product cool, dark, dry and airtight; after a year the fresh taste develops into a more mellow taste.|