Hojicha Powder ~ Culinary Grade

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Hojicha Powder / / Culinary Grade

Ground green tea powder

From Wazuka-cho, Soraku District, Kyoto Prefecture, Honshu Island Japan


Low in caffeine!

This Hojicha powder is medium rounded body to the flavour, giving a sweet stone fruit aroma and of course roasted woody notes. This follows into the taste, being a dark woody roast with a natural sweetness. It has been freshly ground and packaged from harvest. Perfect in addition to a blend of ingredients, bringing to your cuisine, the classic hojicha character.

Made from Bancha leaves from a mixed cultivar, that have been grown, unshaded and harvested in June '19 by Tea Master Akihiro Kita & family. Then undergone light steaming, rolling and roasting process. During the roasting process the leaves are subjected to high temperatures which withdraws the majority of caffeine present in the leaves. Finally the leaves are ground to a powder in a ball mill. A drum shaped piece of equipment with ceramic balls on the interior, that grind the leaves to powder. This yields a coarse finish to the powder and a decrease in aroma, owing to heat thats generated during this process.

Wazuka is a tea town in the southeastern area of Kyoto Prefecture. Wazuka has been a tea growing location since the Kamakura period as a main producer following Uji tea processing methods. It thought that the Kaijūsen-ji temple introduced tea to the area and Zen Buddhist monk, Shonin Jishin was the first to cultivate tea on Mt Jubu and then in Wazuka.