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Azuma Tea Garden: Roasted Tencha Hojicha

Roasted Tencha Hojicha
Azuma Tea Garden: Roasted Tencha Hojicha
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Note: Packages for most tea products will use Yunomi resealable bags or tins (with some exceptions where stated, click here to see info and photos).

Unrefined tencha (碾茶) tea leaves (the raw material used for matcha) is roasted to create a light-bodied roasted green tea. Tencha differs from other Japanese green teas in that it is shaded for about 4 weeks before harvest and is not rolled during processing; after steaming it is dried in a special tencha oven.


Product Info

  • Name: Roasted Tencha Hojicha
  • Japanese name: 碾茶炒りほうじ茶
  • Ingredients: Green Tea
  • Net Weight: 200 grams
  • Harvest: Spring
  • Region: Wazuka, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Notes: Unrefined tencha leaves used (includes original stems, etc).

    Steeping Notes

    • Tea: 5 grams. Time: 30-60 seconds. Water: 90C/194F, 200 ml.
    • The amounts above are guidelines. Adjust to preference.
    • Consider also cold steeping (see Steeping Techniques).

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