What is Hojicha?
Hojicha is a type of Japanese green tea that is made from green tea leaves and stems. One of a big difference between hojicha and others sencha that we use to see is the color of hojicha.
The word "hoji" in japanese means "roast" in English. The roasting process removes the bitterness and gives hojicha the warm and toasty aroma and beautiful amber color.
It is usually made from lower-grade tea leaves and stem. *Higher-grade ones are too delicate for high temperature roasting.
Hojicha contains lower levels of caffeine than other types of green teas because it undergoes the roasting process. So, it is recommendable for even children or elderly and can be consumed before bedtime.
How to brew Hojicha? (for 2 people)
Step 1. Prepare 4g of tea leaves in to a tea pot. (1 teaspoon)
Step 2. Pour 200ml of 95℃(203℉) hot water into the tea pot.
*Hojicha is suitable to brew in hot water because it is less of umami and
Step 3. Wait for 30 seconds.
Step 4. Pour your tea evenly into the tea cups and enjoy it !!