Shirakawa-cha Premium Houji-cha is made by roasting rough Sencha leaves over high flame.
In general, hojicha is made by roasting Bancha (off-specification, low-grade or harvested after summer) or Kukicha (low-grade tea leaves with stem).
But Shirakawa-cha premium hojicha is made from only the first and second green tea leaves which were harvested before summer in Shirakawa Town.
As a result, the tea leaves are mainly of good quality and have a deep aroma and rich flavor, and color is a warm blown color.
It’s popular with children and the elderly, as it has less caffeine than regular green tea.
50g /1.8oz tea leaf = 10-13 times.
100g / 3.5oz tea leaf = 20-25 times.
|Type||Lose tea leaf|
|Blend of green tea leaves of all area in Shirakawa-town|
|Tea plantation / Tea Company||Mino-Shirakawa Piacere|
|Location||35°36'16.9"N, 137°10'26.2"E, 192.6 m a.s.l.|
Steeping information for 200ml / 6.8oz water
||4g / 0.14oz||100° / 200℉-212℉||30-40 sec.|