Houjicha is a Japanese roasted green tea that has rich, sweet flavors that cannot be found in any other Japanese green tea. The roasting of the tea brings out a smoky flavor that removes any of the bitterness often found in Japanese green tea. The heat processing of the tea leaves removes caffeine which makes this the perfect tea to pour at night or with the family. Children and novice tea drinkers find the sweet taste easy to drink.

Obubu Tea Plantations loves to share their Houjicha during the cold winter season when gatherings bring many people together. Its rich holiday flavors will bring comfort and warm to the family home.

How To Brew

Use 3 grams (1 tablespoon dried tea leaves) for 8 fl. oz. water in your favorite teapot or infuser (use bottled drinking water for best flavor, let boil and sit to cool slightly for 2-3 minutes). Steep for 2-3 minutes to bring out the full flavor of the tea. Leaves may be infused at least 3 times. This tea is also refreshing iced; brew same proportion tea leaves to water for 2-3 hours in cold water.

These are suggested brewing instructions. We encourage you to experiment and share your own brewing methods as you continue to grow in the tea culture. If you're new to tea this is a good way to start.


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