What is Hojicha?

Hojicha is Japanese roasted green tea. At some point of tea production,  heat has to be applied to stop oxidizing of tea leaves. In Japan, this is traditionally performed by steaming the leaves, in China – by pan-firing. Hojicha is a special Japanese green tea made by roasting bancha (mature, late summer tea leaves) over charcoal.

What kind of tea is it?

Smooth, toasty, nutty. Naturally low in caffeine, rich in flavor. Some would say it has coffee accents, others would refer to toasted nori. This tea offers a lovely transition between green and black teas thanks to its unique earthy taste.

(see our top 5 picks below)


-Which way I ought to go from here?

-That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.

Top 5 Japanese hojicha green teas to buy online

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Organic Hojicha Loose Green Tea

Organic roasted green tea leaves. Hojicha green tea is made of Japanese bancha tea, a mixture of pan-fired and slow roasted green tea leaves that yield a rich, nutty brew. Escape and find your retreat overlooking a glistening Lake Motosuko in the Japanese Alps with this green tea. Within the ...

Hojicha (Adagio)

Green tea from Japan that is rendered brown by roasting Bancha (a summer crop tea, harvested after Sencha) tea leaves. An Adagio customer favorite, with a toasty nutty flavor and slightly mesquite note. Earthy and warm quality, soothing, clean finish.

Grasshopper Green

This refreshing blend consists of peppermint and Hojicha, a roasted Japanese green tea. Chocolate mint grasshopper confections capture the essence of this tea. There's no flavoring involved, but the peppermint leaves pull chocolate notes from the roasted tea resulting in a guilt-free decadent taste ...

Organic Hojicha

Mighty Leaf Tea’s Organic Hojicha green tea is made of bancha tea, a mixture of pan-fired and slow roasted green tea leaves that yield a rich, nutty brew. Within the green tea category, Hojicha tea leaves contain lower levels of caffeine.

Yamamotoyama Loose Hoji-Cha Roasted Green Tea, 3.5-Ounce Bags (Pack of 6)

Yamamotoyama tea bag products are 100% natural and Kosher Certified. Hoji-Cha Loose Tea's robust flavor comes from the gentle roasting of the tea leaves.

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Rich flavor and good aftertaste. I wouldn’t use it for everyday cup of tea, but gladly have it from time to time.

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