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Organic Japanese Hojicha - Loose Leaf Tea

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  • Ingredients: Organically grown roasted green tea leaves

    Product weight: 70g

    What is Hojicha Roasted Green Tea?

    Clearspring Organic Japanese Hojicha Roasted Green teaClearspring Organic Japanese Hojicha loose leaf tea is a roasted green tea. It is grown in the luscious rolling hills around Kyoto and Kyushu, areas known for their ideal climatic and soil conditions which produce some of the finest teas in Japan.

    How is it made?

    The unique character of Hojicha comes from carefully ageing and roasting green tea leaves. This gives it its distinct nutty aroma and smoky flavour. The roasting process helps to reduce the caffeine in our Hojicha tea, making it much lower than in coffee, black tea and sencha green tea. Whilst it can be enjoyed at any time of the day, it is perfect after a meal or as a calming evening tea to help you unwind. It is worth noting that most common tea varieties come from the same plant - Camellia Sinensis. The difference between each tea variant lies in the way the tea is produced and processed.

    Tea Chart and Flavour

    Clearspring Organic Japanese Hojicha Roasted Green Tea - Smoky and Calming

    What makes Clearspring teas so special?

    Our producer, the Nagata family, abandoned modern agriculture dependant on chemicals in 1974, and has been using sustainable organic practices for decades. The expertise of our Organic tea farmers to grow and select the finest leaves and their commitment to the highest Organic standards The sloping land on which the tea plants are grown helps the water to drain and provides better ventilation, which allows for better resistance against disease The Nagata tea gardens are isolated from other tea farms which radically lowers the risks of cross contamination from agrochemicals like pesticides. The farming methods used encourage biodiversity and natural ‘allies’ such as spiders, lizards, mantis and ladybugs help to keep harmful insects away so that the plants are naturally protected.

    History

    The roasting of tea leaves to create Hojicha tea is reported to have started in Kyoto in the 1920s and has continued to grow in popularity ever since.


    Product Code: TEA0202.070A
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  • Enjoy the perfect brew

    Place 2 heaped teaspoons of tea per person in a teapot. Boil fresh water and pour over the tea. Infuse for 2-3 minutes and enjoy.

    Teapot | Cold Brew | Cafetière
  • Third Generation Tea Family from Kyoto, Japan

    In the hills around Kyoto, the third generation of the Nagata family use special organic methods, known as Nature Farming, to produce a range of exquisite green teas for Clearspring.

    The ancient farming approach used by the Nagatas builds up soil vitality by maintaining a semi-wild environment, where the plants are not overly protected and gain nourishment from repeated applications of compost made from tea clippings and dried leaves, which together with regular mulching helps control weed growth and maintain soil moisture.

    Whilst most tea farmers spray their plants with pesticides and herbicides 15-20 times a year, the Nagatas' tea bushes have a vigour that enables them to thrive without chemical inputs.

    The Nagatas' yields may be lower than average but their plants have far less mould and blight. They remain productive for up to 40 years, twice as long as the typical tea bush treated with chemicals.

    As well as growing tea, the Nagatas undertake the skilful blanching, drying and roasting processes to bring out the unique flavours of each individual blend.

Customer Reviews

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Michael C.
Great cuppa

Lovely tasting tea, warming and mellow, great quality.

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Kerren
Excellent quality - one of our favourite drinks

You can tell this is top quality organic tea. Highly recommended.

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L. Whelan
I've found a new tea to love

This has instantly become a staple for me this autumn. It has the warming, woody, slightly neutral taste that I love about rooibos but whereas for me rooibos needs milk - meaning I can't drink it all day - this doesn't need milk to feel rich. I love how it manages to impart a comforting, toasty warmth while still feeling as fresh as a green tea.
And it's organic which is vital for me. A bag of loose leaf goes a long way, too.

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Stephen Dempster
Amazing all round tea.

Subtle smokey and woody notes whilst also being quite sweet. Works well both with or without milk. I do pick up on some nutty/caramel notes too. Overall, a very warming, autumn/winter hug in a mug.

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ale
Great taste

Love the taste of this smoked loose tea