Harney & Sons Japanese Hojicha Loose Tea 1 lb
Harney & Sons Hojicha is a Japanese specialty tea that contains roasted twigs from some of the best tea gardens in Uji. One of the joys of Japanese food stores is the smell of fresh roasted Hojicha. It is reminiscent of coffee, but sweeter, and has very reduced levels of caffeine as caffeine is concentrated in the tender leaves and decreases in the tough stems. So there are low levels of caffeine in the brew. Hojicha has a medium body with lightl briskness and strong aroma. Unlike other green teas, the liquor is caramel brown.
Interesting Fact: Hojicha is another creative use of tea by-products. Hojicha was commercialized when mechanical harvesters were used in Japan. The tea plant was shorn of everything, and the mess was separated later. The best leaves became Sencha, the larger leaves became Yanagi, and the stems Hojicha.
|Product Contains||1 pound of loose roasted twigs.|
|Base||No tea leaves. Only light brown tea plant stems.|
|Aroma||Gently reminiscent of roasted coffee, with more sweet caramel coffee notes.|
|Character||The lush green flavor of the freshest steamed spinach, the cooked flavor of lightly toasted walnuts and a very slight note of sulfur. Filling and sustaining.|
|Brewing Time||1 to 2 minutes|
|Brewing Temperature||160° F|
About the Harney & Sons Fine Teas
The Harney & Sons story in the tea industry begins 30 years ago in Salisbury, Connecticut, when John Harney, developed a passion for fine teas and the art and craft of tea blending. John began his own journey in mastering the craft of tea blending. He produced and served his distinctive blends that were becoming more and more popular among the tea drinkers. His small back then home-based business turned to be a global company covered by popular names like Oprah and Dr. Oz and served in five-star hotels such as Four Seasons Hotels, Waldorf Astoria New York and other luxurious establishments. Harney & Sons Fine Teas sources, blends, and packages its own teas and has more than three hundred varieties. The company remains committed to delivering a superior quality teas that the consumers would truly indulge to delivery luxury to the everyday life.