Houjicha Ichibancha (organic)
If you have ever tried Karigane, you will know that stalks give sweet flavor. To make our Houjicha Karigane, Sencha tea is used for roasting (Ichibancha from the first harvest of the year). Through the roasting process the tea attains a brown colour and a distinctive roast aroma with nut to cinnamon elements. True delicacy!
Like Sencha tea, Houjicha is cultivated under direct sunlight. A large quantity of catechin is thus produced in the tea leaves as protection against UV rays, with a range of antiviral and anti-oxidant properties. The tea is suitable not only as prevention against cancer but also as support for the human digestive and circulatory system. The process of roasting virtually eliminates caffeine in the tea, and as a result Houjicha is suitable for evening drinking.
- Kyoto, Uji
- loose tea