An infusion of our hojicha has a light, sometimes reddish brown appearance, and carries a toasty, slightly caramel-like flavor. Its low caffeine level makes it a great choice on a cool evening.
Hojicha is comprised of the stalks and twigs of Bancha and Kukicha teas, making it sweet and low in caffeine. It is charcoal roasted, making it unique among Japanese greens. This firing brings the color from green to a reddish-brown and gives it that toasty tone, while also making it longer lasting than other Japanese teas.