Mild Sencha tea!
Like Sencha, tea leaves for Houjicha are grown with fully-flooded sunlight, so that Houjicha contains beneficial Catechin (a wellknow antioxidant).
The first three processing steps of Houjicha tea leaves are the same as for Sencha: 1) Steaming, 2) Drying and Crumpling, and 3) Shaping.
But to make Houjicha, the tea goes through one special additional step: 4) Roasting.
It is a brown colored tea with a delious toasted nutty flavor, which appeals to all.
Since Houjicha is pan-roasted, it is very low in caffeine and therefore holds very little bitterness.
They also tend to be aromatic teas as well as being light on the palate and quite refreshing. It is perfect for making iced tea.
The clean, roasted flavours of houjicha go with any kind of food, particularly rich foods, and is often appreciated as an after-dinner tea.
In this sense is our Houjicha a delicious and affordable everyday tea .
Furthermore, it has medicinal properties too: in Japan, Houjicha is commonly given to babies and people who are sick because it is both nourishing and low in caffeine.
Sustainable grown sencha (roasted)
Packaging: resealable pouch