Roasted Organic Green Tea, Loose Leaf
Houjicha is good quality Japanese green tea that is roasted in the final stage of its preparation. In less skilled hands than our artisan supplier, Houjucha often has a burnt odor and taste. However, the brown colored liquid from the first infusion has a very mild roasted flavor, and is exquisite tasting. The gentle natural sweetness and tangy aftertaste are very satisfying. The second brew offers a milder, less robust taste without the complexity of the first, but is still very delightful. Dare we say, Organic Houjicha will remind many of a high quality Oolong. Houjicha is especially refreshing when served chilled on a hot day and is significantly lower in caffeine than other green teas. It is often served with the evening meal in Japan. Organic Houjicha has been produced according to the strict guidelines of the JAS (Japan Agricultural Standard) and is certified organic.
- 40 grams (1.4 ounces)
- Makes approximately 20 to 25 servings of tea
First Infusion: Add 1 gram of tea per 100 ml of fresh water, or about one tablespoon per potful. Heat the water to 80C (180F) and brew for one minute.
Second Infusion: Brew with the same temperature water as the first infusion but for only a few seconds. Please note that the caffeine content of green tea becomes significantly less after the first steeping.
Notes: We brewed the tea as suggested above in our taste tests in order to write the product description. We recommend that you experiment with your own techniques to find your most desired taste profile. For a healthy and invigorating refreshment in hot weather chill the liquid in your refrigerator/freezer to the desired temperature or pour over ice. Our products may be kept in your refrigerator before the package is opened. After opening the package, seal and store it in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight. Please do not place an opened package back into your refrigerator.