Hojicha - Roasted Green Tea is made by using a 3rd flush Bancha style leaf, Sanbancha. The process is relatively new having originally been developed in the 1920's by Japanese tea masters.
2011 saw the terrible nuclear disaster in Japan and as a result Hojicha is now made in China, although still to specific Japanese methods. Hojicha is made by taking freshly plucked green leaves which are then steamed, dried and slowly roasted over a low heat to ensure the leaves retain their sweet taste and wonderful fresh aroma.
The resultant Hojicha has a full bodied green tea character with delicate hints of toasted cinnamon. Refreshing and delicious any time of day.