Houji Cha 焙茶


Houji Cha, a toasted, green tea made from Japanese Bancha. “Bancha” means “late harvest”. This toasted tea is made from large leaves, stems and stalks. The nut brown leaves infuse to a golden brown liquor with a toasty aroma and a mellow, nutty-earthy taste. Low in caffeine and goes well with meals.

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Green Tea is the most popular beverage of choice in Japan. Japan is both a major producer and consumer of green tea. An average of 142,977 metric tons of tea leaves are consumed annually in Japan.

When compared to green teas from other countries, Japan teas are easily recognized by their rich, green dark leaves. This is the result of steaming the leaves immediately after plucking and then air-drying them to preserve their freshness. The two-step process captures the flavour, fragrance and beautiful colour of the leaves. The result of this efficient processing is a pleasant and refreshing beverage that is almost like having the leaves plucked directly off the plant.

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50g / 1.77oz, 100g / 3.53oz, 250g / 8.82oz, 500g / 1.1LB, 1Kg / 2.2LB


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