Houjicha Houjicha

Houjicha Organic Green Tea

$2.00–$37.00
makes 30 cups

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USDA Organic

Description

Houjicha is a traditional style of Japanese green tea made with bancha tea leaves from the autumn and winter harvests. An additional hot roasting step transforms bancha by way of the maillard reaction into light brown leaves that brew an amber-red infusion. While it looks dark, Houjicha is technically a green tea, offering a uniquely smooth flavor with accents of chocolate, coffee and roasted barley. The roasting step also slightly lowers the caffeine level, making for a mild cup that is delicious any time of day or night.


Origin

Kagoshima, Japan

Tasting Notes

Amber colored infusion with a smooth flavor and accents of chocolate and roasted barley

Ingredients

Organic green tea.

Preparation

Leaf Amount
4 grams | 1 tbsp
Water Amount
8 ounces
Water Temperature
185°F
Steep Time
3-4 minutes

Traditional Preparation

Water Temperature: 185°F
Leaf to Water Ratio: 1 tablespoon per 8 ounces
Steep Time: 3-4 minutes

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For the best infusions, we recommend brewing this tea in a Kyusu teapot.

We encourage you to experiment with the quantity of tea leaves and the length of the steep time to find your desired brew strength. Varying the water temperature isn't recommended, as water that is too hot will over-extract the bitter components of tea, while water that is too cool might not fully draw out the aromas and flavors of tea.

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Houjicha Tea
Jul 9, 2018
I have tried many brands of Houjicha tea over the years but the quality from Rishi Tea is consistently the...
Jim
Faber, VA
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Woody and rich
Dec 22, 2017
Excellent tea. Woody, mildly astringent, very smooth. No sharp, bitter transitions in the flavor profile....
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David
East hampton, CT
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Strong Barley Taste
Jun 2, 2017
This tea has an excellent barley taste as stated in the description, which is exactly what I wanted when I...
Luke
Verona, WI
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My go to!
Mar 5, 2017
Lovelovelove this tea! Morning rituals!
Katye Vance Killebrew
Honolulu, HI
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Wow! This Houjicha is Awesome!
May 11, 2012
I've had houjicha from several different vendors in Japan and it has all been excellent. This one from...
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Dave B.
Weymouth, MA
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Wow! This Houjicha is Awesome!
May 11, 2012
I've had houjicha from several different vendors in Japan and it has all been excellent. This one from...
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Dave B.
Weymouth, MA
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My go to!
Mar 5, 2017
Lovelovelove this tea! Morning rituals!
Katye Vance Killebrew
Honolulu, HI
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Strong Barley Taste
Jun 2, 2017
This tea has an excellent barley taste as stated in the description, which is exactly what I wanted when I...
Luke
Verona, WI
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Houjicha Tea
Jul 9, 2018
I have tried many brands of Houjicha tea over the years but the quality from Rishi Tea is consistently the...
Jim
Faber, VA
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Woody and rich
Dec 22, 2017
Excellent tea. Woody, mildly astringent, very smooth. No sharp, bitter transitions in the flavor profile....
read more
David
East hampton, CT
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Woody and rich
Dec 22, 2017
Excellent tea. Woody, mildly astringent, very smooth. No sharp, bitter transitions in the flavor profile....
read more
David
East hampton, CT
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Wow! This Houjicha is Awesome!
May 11, 2012
I've had houjicha from several different vendors in Japan and it has all been excellent. This one from...
read more
Dave B.
Weymouth, MA
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My go to!
Mar 5, 2017
Lovelovelove this tea! Morning rituals!
Katye Vance Killebrew
Honolulu, HI
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Strong Barley Taste
Jun 2, 2017
This tea has an excellent barley taste as stated in the description, which is exactly what I wanted when I...
Luke
Verona, WI
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Houjicha Tea
Jul 9, 2018
I have tried many brands of Houjicha tea over the years but the quality from Rishi Tea is consistently the...
Jim
Faber, VA
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