Hojicha

A 13-post collection,

October 2021 - Kaga Bōcha from Kanazawa

This month, we selected a Kaga Bōcha (加賀棒茶) from the historical city of Kanazawa (金沢市), in the Ishikawa prefecture (石川県). Kanazawa train station by 663highland, CC BY-SA 3.0 Kaga Bōcha We already sent a Kaga Bōcha few years ago, in November 2015. Bōcha (棒茶) is a roasted green tea, as such it is classified as Hōjicha (ほうじ茶). But bōcha is produced exclusively from twigs, hence its name that means literally tea (茶) of sticks (棒). Kaga Bōcha is a
- October 2021 - Kaga Bōcha from Kanazawa

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April 2021 – Hōjicha prepared in Kyoto

We selected a Hōjicha (焙じ茶) this month, carefully elaborated and prepared by a tea shop in Kyoto (京都) called Ryuō-en Chaho (柳桜園茶舗). Hōjicha We cannot specify that this Hōjicha (焙じ茶) is made in one specific area, or one specific region of Japan. However, it is not made negligently, quite the opposite. It is prepared by Ryuō-en Chaho (柳桜園茶舗) in the center of Kyoto town, at once a tea shop and a tea retailer. They select the tea, and process it
- April 2021 – Hōjicha prepared in Kyoto

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February 2021 – Karigane Hōjicha from Mie

This month we selected a Karigane Hōjicha (雁ヶ音ほうじ茶) from the prefecture of Mie (三重). Karigane Hōjicha Hōjicha (ほうじ茶) literally means roasted tea. Indeed Hōjichas are first prepared as traditional green teas, usually Senchas, and are then roasted. As implied by its name, Karigane Hōjicha is simply a Hōjicha produced by roasting a Karigane (雁ヶ音), that is to say a tea made out of stems, stalks, and twigs, leaving out the tealeaves. Roasting the green tea removes its bitterness, and gives
- February 2021 – Karigane Hōjicha from Mie

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February 2020 – Hōjicha from Uji, in the prefecture of Kyōto

For February 2020 we selected a Hōjicha (ほうじ茶) from Uji (宇治), in the prefecture of Kyōto (京都). Hōjicha For newcomers to Japanese teas, Hōjicha may be more accessible than other green teas like Sencha (煎茶). It doesn't have a strong taste. Moreover, it's easy to prepare as you don't need to worry about the temperature: you can simply pour boiling water on the tealeaves, just like black tea. Hōjicha is made by roasting tealeaves, after steaming them. That’s why
- February 2020 – Hōjicha from Uji, in the prefecture of Kyōto

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August 2019 – Hōjicha from Kagoshima/Osaka

This month we selected a Hōjicha (ほうじ茶) harvested in the prefecture of Kagoshima (鹿児島), and roasted in Sakai (堺) in the prefecture of Osaka (大阪). Hōjicha A Hōjicha, or roasted green tea, produced from a green tea from Kagoshima, and Osaka’s roasting technology. We barely produce green tea in Osaka. But Osaka, or more precisely the city of Sakai, is the hometown of our great master of Japanese green tea, Sen no Rikyū (千利休). He perfected the tea ceremony
- August 2019 – Hōjicha from Kagoshima/Osaka

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