Hojicha

A 7-post collection,

May 2018 – Shimanto Hōjicha from Kōchi

This month we selected a Shimanto Hōjicha (四万十ほうじ茶) in the village of Shimanto (四万十) from the prefecture of Kōchi (高知), on the island of Shikoku (四国). Shimanto Hōjicha This is a Hōjicha (ほうじ茶) produced on the bank of Shimanto River (四万十). The production area is wrapped in fog in the morning and there is a remarkably sharp drop in temperature between day and night. This makes this place perfectly suitable for the production of Japanese tea. Most of the tea
- May 2018 – Shimanto Hōjicha from Kōchi

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December 2017 – Hōjicha from Shiga/Tōkyō

This month we selected a Hōjicha (ほうじ茶) roasted in Tōkyō (東京), using green tea from the prefecture of Shiga (滋賀). Hōjicha This Hōjicha (ほうじ茶), literally "roasted tea", is first of all produced as an unroasted green tea in the prefecture of Shiga (滋賀), and then remade at Morinoen (森乃園) in Tōkyō, a shop specialized in Hōjicha since 1914. The green tea from Shiga, carefully selected by this shop, is brought to Tōkyō and roasted at high temperature. The tea prepared
- December 2017 – Hōjicha from Shiga/Tōkyō

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April 2017 – Hōji Bancha from Okayama

This month we selected a Hōji Bancha (ほうじ番茶) from Mimasaka (美作) in the prefecture of Okayama (岡山). Hōji Bancha Hōji Bancha (ほうじ番茶) from Mimasaka is a tea prepared while keeping the original shape of the tea leaves. We already presented another Bancha: Kyōbancha from Kyōto in October 2016. Tea leaves harvested in October that stored the nutrient elements inside since the summer, are steamed and sent in the drying machines. The difference with Sencha is in the drying machine. For
- April 2017 – Hōji Bancha from Okayama

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February 2017 - Tosa Aburicha from Kōchi

This month we selected a Tosa Aburicha (土佐炙茶) from the prefecture of Kōchi (高知). Tosa Aburicha Tosa Aburicha (土佐炙茶) is a kind of Hōjicha (焙じ茶) which we have already introduced to you several times. However, we have no right to call Aburicha any other Hōjicha. In order to make a tea called Aburicha, we have to use 100% of tea leaves from the area of Tosa (土佐), a former province of Japan in the area that is today Kōchi Prefecture.
- February 2017 - Tosa Aburicha from Kōchi

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March 2016 - Hōjicha from Kyōto

This month we selected a Hōjicha (焙じ茶) from Kyōto (京都). I personally often buy this tea which is my favorite. So I am very happy to introduce it this time! Hōjicha Do you remember the Bōcha (棒茶) of Kaga that we sent you in November 2015? The Hōjicha (焙じ茶) that we selected this month is a similar tea. These two teas are roasted, especially using the stalks of tea. We call the Hōjicha of Kaga “Bōcha”, which means tea (茶)
- March 2016 - Hōjicha from Kyōto

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