We’re pretty excited to launch the first of our small batch teas with Houjicha - a very special roasted Japanese green tea. It brews an absolutely delicious cup (we are hooked!).
The leaves for this tea are grown on a certified organic farm in Wazuka, Japan which has a reputation for truly great tea. The farmer, Nakai San has a 350 year family tradition in tea farming and converted to organics 26 years ago due to health issues from over exposure to pesticides.
Once picked the leaves are skilfully steamed, dried, rolled then roasted. Because Hojicha is roasted after production this brew tastes like honey, caramel and toast and makes a chesnut coloured infusion- the perfect tea for coffee locers.
Hojicha is best brewed in water at 80 degrees for 1 minute and can be re-infused up to 4 times.
It's available by special order only, so drop us a line if you'd like to try some!