Houjicha: The Brownish Green Tea

September 13, 2012

Houjicha is technically a green tea but goes through a post-process roasting. ?This changes the color to a reddish-brown and gives it a mild, nutty, caramel-like flavor with none of the bitterness associated with green tea.

Due to the roasting process, which originated in Kyoto during the 1920′s, the caffeine level in Houjicha is greatly reduced. Therefore, it is commonly drunk at night before going to sleep.

It is also a popular tea to serve during or after an evening meal due to it’s easy drinkability. You too can make your own Houjicha! It is fairly easy and is simply done by taking old or stale Sencha and roasting it in a pan until brown. ?However, the oil in a frying pan will tend to burn the tea leaves, so we recommend using a porcelain roaster with which oil has never been used.

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