White and orange iconic packaging for Ippodo Tea Co. Stems Hojicha roasted green tea with Japanese writing and dashed lines
White and orange iconic packaging for Ippodo Tea Co. Stems Hojicha roasted green tea with Japanese writing and dashed lines Sample of dried brown stems from Ippodo (Kuki) Stems Hojicha roasted bancha green tea stems on white plate, on white table Porcelain teacup of amber roasted green tea and plate of roasted stems with orange and white package of Ippodo Stems Hojicha White teacup of brewed Ippodo Stems Hojicha bancha green tea beside Japanese artisan-made artistic teapot kyusu
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Stems Hojicha - 100g

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This tea made from just roasted green tea stems produces a unique crisp, round, and hearty character brew.

Shelf lifeConsume quickly
The best before date is 180 days from when it is freshly packaged in Japan. For the best experience, consume within around one month of opening.
Serving size10 g / 0.35 oz (~4 Tbsp.)
Up to 3 pots can be brewed with the same leaves.
Size 2.8" × 1.8" × 12"
Net weight3.5 oz (100 g)

For those who love hojicha, we also offer Stems Hojicha – a stems-only version of hojicha. Compared to our regular Gokujo Hojicha, Stems Hojicha has a deeper roasted flavor and a unique “stems” character- round, hearty, and crisp. If you love the taste of Gokujo Hojicha, but are looking for a tea that is more full-bodied, then this is a must-try.

For your first taste of hojicha, we recommend the leaves and stems version, Gokujo Hojicha.

When you drink hojicha for the first time, you might be surprised that it is a type of Japanese green tea, given its amber color. This roasted bancha releases an amazingly rich aroma that completely fills the room. The flavor is light-bodied, without much astringency.

Hojicha can be enjoyed in the evening as well as in the morning or afternoon. It tastes great on its own, with sweets, or accompanying a meal. Flavorful and refreshing, this tea is an absolute favorite among Ippodo patrons.

Ways to Prepare

Our standard recipe for brewing loose-leaf hojicha. The light flavors of bancha teas work well for any occasion.

1. Measure the leaves
4 tbsp. (10 g / 0.35 oz)
Add tea leaves to a kyusu or teapot.
Silver tablespoon filled with dried rolled Ippodo Hojicha premium roasted Japanese green tea leaves
Silver tablespoon filled with dried rolled Ippodo Hojicha premium roasted Japanese green tea leaves
Standard Hojicha Brew
1. Measure the leaves
4 tbsp. (10 g / 0.35 oz)
Add tea leaves to a kyusu or teapot.
2. Add hot water
240 mL (8 oz) 100°C (212°F)
Pour boiling water to cover tea leaves.
Pouring hot water from silver kettle into white Hakuji ceramic Ippodo Tea Co. Japanese kyusu teapot
Pouring hot water from silver kettle into white Hakuji ceramic Ippodo Tea Co. Japanese kyusu teapot
Standard Hojicha Brew
2. Add hot water
240 mL (8 oz) 100°C (212°F)
Pour boiling water to cover tea leaves.
3. Brew
30 seconds
Brew without stirring or disturbing the tea leaves.
Ippodo Tea Co. white Hakuji ceramic kyusu teapot set beside orange clock timer on white table
Ippodo Tea Co. white Hakuji ceramic kyusu teapot set beside orange clock timer on white table
Standard Hojicha Brew
3. Brew
30 seconds
Brew without stirring or disturbing the tea leaves.
4. Serve
Pour out every last drop.
Enjoy in your favorite teacup or mug.
Pouring amber Hojicha roasted green tea from white Hakuji ceramic (kyusu) teapot into white porcelain Japanese teacup
Pouring amber Hojicha roasted green tea from white Hakuji ceramic (kyusu) teapot into white porcelain Japanese teacup
Standard Hojicha Brew
4. Serve
Pour out every last drop.
Enjoy in your favorite teacup or mug.

When served over ice, this fragrant roasted green tea feels soothing and refreshing.

1. Measure the leaves
4 tbsp. (10 g / 0.35 oz)
Add tea leaves to a kyusu or teapot.
Silver tablespoon filled with dried rolled Ippodo Hojicha premium roasted Japanese green tea leaves with
Silver tablespoon filled with dried rolled Ippodo Hojicha premium roasted Japanese green tea leaves with
Iced Hojicha
1. Measure the leaves
4 tbsp. (10 g / 0.35 oz)
Add tea leaves to a kyusu or teapot.
2. Add boiling water
240 mL (8 oz) 100°C (212°F)
Pour boiling water to cover tea leaves.
Pouring hot water from silver kettle into Ippodo Tea Co.'s Tokoname-yaki ceramic ivory kyusu teapot
Pouring hot water from silver kettle into Ippodo Tea Co.'s Tokoname-yaki ceramic ivory kyusu teapot
Iced Hojicha
2. Add boiling water
240 mL (8 oz) 100°C (212°F)
Pour boiling water to cover tea leaves.
3. Brew
60 seconds
Brew without stirring or disturbing the tea leaves.
Ivory Ippodo Tea Co. Tokoname-yaki ceramic kyusu teapot set beside orange clock timer on white table
Ivory Ippodo Tea Co. Tokoname-yaki ceramic kyusu teapot set beside orange clock timer on white table
Iced Hojicha
3. Brew
60 seconds
Brew without stirring or disturbing the tea leaves.
4. Serve over plenty of ice
Pour out every last drop.
Enjoy in your favorite glass, teacup or mug.
Iced Hojicha
4. Serve over plenty of ice
Pour out every last drop.
Enjoy in your favorite glass, teacup or mug.

This recipe combines the comforting roasted fragrance of hojicha with the soft creaminess of milk.

1. Measure the leaves
6 tbsp. (15 g / 0.53 oz)
Add tea leaves to a kyusu or teapot.
Silver tablespoon filled with dried rolled Ippodo Hojicha premium roasted Japanese green tea leaves
Silver tablespoon filled with dried rolled Ippodo Hojicha premium roasted Japanese green tea leaves
Hojicha with Milk
1. Measure the leaves
6 tbsp. (15 g / 0.53 oz)
Add tea leaves to a kyusu or teapot.
2. Add hot water
200 mL (6.8 oz) 100°C (212°F)
Pour boiling water to cover tea leaves.
Pouring hot water from silver kettle into white Hakuji ceramic Ippodo Tea Co. Japanese kyusu teapot
Pouring hot water from silver kettle into white Hakuji ceramic Ippodo Tea Co. Japanese kyusu teapot
Hojicha with Milk
2. Add hot water
200 mL (6.8 oz) 100°C (212°F)
Pour boiling water to cover tea leaves.
3. Brew
1+ minutes
Brew without stirring or disturbing the tea leaves.
Ippodo Tea Co. white Hakuji ceramic kyusu teapot set beside orange clock timer on white table
Ippodo Tea Co. white Hakuji ceramic kyusu teapot set beside orange clock timer on white table
Hojicha with Milk
3. Brew
1+ minutes
Brew without stirring or disturbing the tea leaves.
4. Pour into mug, then add milk
Milk to taste
Use a warmed or cold milk option of your choice. Enjoy!
Pouring milk on top of amber Hojicha roasted green tea from white Hakuji ceramic (kyusu) teapot into white porcelain Japanese teacup
Pouring milk on top of amber Hojicha roasted green tea from white Hakuji ceramic (kyusu) teapot into white porcelain Japanese teacup
Hojicha with Milk
4. Pour into mug, then add milk
Milk to taste
Use a warmed or cold milk option of your choice. Enjoy!
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