Ingredients: Organically grown roasted green tea leaves
Product weight: 70g
Clearspring 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.
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.
Clearspring Organic Japanese Hojicha Roasted Green Tea - Smoky and Calming
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Love the taste of this smoked loose tea
Since many years I’ve started drinking and now I must do it many times a day
since then! I’m in love with this blend!
Lovely tea to replace black tea. Also good with soyamilk.
Hojicha is now the only tea I drink since I discovered it in a Soto zen monastery in France.
I am unable to drink black or other green tea found in supermarkets in general as it makes me hyper and unwell.
Hojicha from Clearspring however is perfect for me, it wakes me up gently, I can drink it all day or before bed, it gives me comfort throughout this winter time. The smell and taste of a fresh brew always puts a smile on my face.
Thank you Clearspring for bringing this amazing tea all the way to us, for the quick delivery and hassle free order. I will definitely order again.