Hojicha - Roasted Tea
Hojicha – 焙じ茶 – literally means "roasted tea", generally understood to mean some form of green tea that has been roasted. The most common form is hojicha made from large, mature leaves—bancha—that have been roasted. So in Western Japan, "bancha" is often to mean "hojicha". This collection includes all roasted tea, both standard hojicha and interesting innovations, flavored hojicha, roasted tea powders, etc. Click here to filter for: hojicha powders, flavored hojicha.
As always, we believe the best way to learn more is to gain experience in tasting a large variety while knowing what you are tasting. Purchase the 10-tea Hojicha Sampler Set to get started!
The flavor can change subtly based on
- the roasting method — generally gas-powdered fire that heats a spinning metal barrel. But some machines use firewood to provide the heat, some use charcoal, and some involve sand or ceramic balls which heat up. The amount of infrared radiation provided by the heated material can affect how much of the leaf is roasted. Only the outside, or deep into the center of the leaf or leaf stem;
- the roasting time & heat level (which is rarely given since it will change based on the temperature and humidity of the day);
- and the biggest factor that changes the flavor is arguably the base leaf — whether large or small leaf stems are used, whether the leaf comes from a spring, summer, or autumn harvest, the size of the leaf (young leaves or large mature bancha leaves).
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Dokodemosora Tea Farm Dokodemosora #02: Naturally Grown Wakayama Superior Hojicha Roasted Green Tea
Kaneroku Matsumoto Tea Garden Kaneroku Matsumoto Tea Garden: Yakushima Cedar Wood Smoked Hojicha 燻製焙茶 屋久杉
Yokota Tea Garden Yokota Tea Garden #01: Kuki (Stems) Hojicha, Summer Harvest from Sayama, Saitama
From €3,43In stock, 21 units
Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms Obubu Tea's Kyobancha - Winter-grown, Roasted Green Tea
Takeo Tea Farm Takeo Tea Farm: Hojicha Roasted Green Tea, Superior (Summer) 上ほうじ茶
Zenkouen Tea Garden Zenkouen Tea Garden: #12 Marugoto Series - Hojicha Powder (50g)
Sueyoshi Tea Atelier Sueyoshi Tea Atelier #003: Green Hojicha Kaguwashi 末吉銘茶 青焙じ茶 馨し
NaturaliTea NaturaliTea #09: Superior Hojicha Roasted Green Tea (Spring Harvest) 上ほうじ茶
Seikoen Seikoen Tea Factory: Echigo Bocha, Roasted Stem Tea (Hojicha) with Toasted Rice 越後棒茶
From €4,29In stock, 7 units
Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms Obubu #39: Hojicha Roasted Green Tea Powder for Baking