Dobashien’s imperial level hojicha is made with the stems of the highest quality spring tea leaves, and roasted for a rich flavor.
Japanese name: 極上ほうじ茶
- Ingredients: Green Tea
- Harvest: Spring
- Region: Kakegawa, Shizuoka
In 1892, Dobashien's founder Tetsugoro Dobashi established a small tea shop in a quiet residential district on the outskirts of Tokyo. As the city expanded, the area known as Akasaka-Mitsuke became one of the city's elite districts with ryotei, luxury Japanese restaurants, hosting meetings between powerful politicians. At these ryotei, only the best tea leaves from Shizuoka and other parts of Japan are served.