HOJICHA GREEN TEA
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Ingredients: roasted green tea leaves
Country of Origin: China
Production: Hojicha is produced most often using 3rd flush Bancha leaves (last harvest) which are then roasted in a porcelain pot over charcoal as opposed to steaming the freshly plucked leaves which is the traditional method of Japanese style green tea production. The tea is then fired at a high temperature, altering the leaf color tints from green to reddish-brown. This intense roasting process removes much of the tea's caffeine and replaces the vegetative tones of standard green tea with a toasty, slightly caramel or cinnamon-like flavor.
Common Use: Because of its mildness, Hojicha is a popular tea to serve during the evening meal and even preferred for children and the elderly.
Storage: store in a cool, dry, dark place in a well-sealed container.
Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the CFIA or FDA. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This product has been packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and other potential allergens.
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My main reason for shopping at this site was because I could purchase hojicha in 1# packages. When I opened the package, the tea had no smell. Not even a bit of the smoky smell I'm used to. After brewing, I did notice a slight smokiness, but the taste was awful. As if it had been stored by black pepper and nutmeg. It didn't even taste like tea. Maybe I purchased a really old batch and/or improperly stored at the warehouse? Either way, I was extremely disappointed.
This was a lovely surprise...was expecting it to be good...but it is so much more! Such a nice change from my usual green teas, with it's roasty flavour. And because most of the caffeine is gone, can drink in the late afternoon. Really great stuff, wonderful flavour, love it!!!
I was originally disappointed about no having the Sencha tea in stock, since I bought it and got hooked as a low acid alternative to coffee. However, I tried this tea out and found it quite delightful, both are beautiful but nice to know OM keeps on finding quality stuff, rock on!