Yokota Tea Garden #01: Kuki (Stems) Hojicha, Summer Harvest from Sayama, Saitama

Net Weight: 10g / 0.35 oz

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JPY ¥350

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Perhaps you are familiar with a hojicha but exactly is a kuki hojicha? A kukicha (“twig tea”), or stem tea, is made with parts of the tea plant that is usually not used for making the most common type of green tea such as sencha. So, this tea from Yokota Tea Garden is a roasted stem tea, and specifically with stems/stalks coming from their summer harvest in Sayama, Saitama prefecture. Lightly smoky and earthy in flavor, and low in caffeine due to the summer harvest and roasting process. Many of our customers have also commented on the gentle sweetness and nuttiness of this kuki hojicha so if you prefer your hojichas to have a subtle sweetness, this one may be for you! 


Product Info

  • Name: Kuki (Stems) Houjicha
  • Japanese name: 茎ほうじ茶
  • Ingredients: Green tea
  • Cultivar: Yabukita
  • Harvest: Summer
  • Region: Sayama, Saitama
  • Tea Farm: Yokota Tea Garden
  • Location: 12-5 Sawa, Sayama, Saitama 350-1303 JAPAN


Steeping Notes

Consider also cold steeping or ice steeping (see Steeping Techniques).

  • Tea: 5 grams.
  • Time60 seconds.
  • Water: 90C/194F, 200 ml
  • Resteep 3x.

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