Kuki Hojicha -
For those who love hojicha, we also offer Kuki Hojicha – a stems-only version of hojicha. Compared to our regular Gokujo Hojicha, Kuki 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.
- Place 10g (2 tbsp.) in kyusu teapot
- Add 210 ml (7 oz) of boiling water
- Brew for 60 sec.
- Pour into glass full of ice