Our standard recipe for brewing loose-leaf hojicha. The light flavors of bancha teas work well for any occasion.
Winter Gift 1: Kyoto Favorites Set
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This set pairs our limited Obukucha genmaicha with the roasted green tea Hojicha, two winter favorites for Kyotoites for generations.
2.1 oz (Hojicha)
- Obukucha Genmaicha - 120g can (tin)
- Hojicha - 60g can (paper)
This holiday gift set pairs two favorite teas to drink in winter. For generations both have been universally loved by our customers in Kyoto.
When you come in from the cold, warm up with Hojicha and some cookies at teatime. Serve aromatic and light-bodied Obukucha at a festive dinner with family and friends. Packaged in a paper box, this set makes for a thoughtful gift.
In Japan, the important New Year’s holiday is an occasion to gather with family — which of course calls for tea. We release this Obukucha exclusively around the holiday season, as a tea to drink in celebration of the arrival of a new year. Obukucha is a genmaicha that combines the light sweetness of high grade yanagi leaves with the heartiness of roasted rice. Choose this tea for a fuller-bodied genmaicha that is satisfying in the heart of winter.
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. It’s made by roasting a type of bancha green tea called yanagi. Its amazingly rich aroma completely fills the room, while its flavor is light-bodied, without much astringency. Its toasty taste will warm you even on the coldest winter afternoons.
Ways to Prepare
Our standard recipe for brewing loose-leaf genmaicha. The light flavors of bancha teas work well for any occasion.