HOUJICHA Lightly Roasted Green Tea Powder (70g)
Houjicha (pronounced Ho-jee-cha) is a fantastic low caffeine alternative to coffee with a warm toasty flavour and aroma and is increasingly growing in popularity around the world.
Roasted Green Tea and this makes it quite different to other Japanese Green Tea which are mostly steamed.
This roasting method emerged early in the 20th century in Kyoto, when tea merchants started roasting leaves over charcoal.
The roasting process has a decaffeinating effect on the leaves, making Houjicha a low-caffeine alternative for tea enthusiasts or as a coffee replacement.
The roasting process also changes the flavour of the tea. With a nutty taste, Houjicha is a unique tea in that it has a “roast” flavour that no other tea has.Interestingly enough, this flavour makes Houjicha taste quite a bit like freshly roasted coffee.
This 70 GRAMS OF HOUJICHA POWDER :
Is lightly roasted and has a pleasant warm and nutty aroma.
Originates from a blend of Sencha tea leaves supplied from several farmers in Kyoto, Japan.
It’s perfect to drink on its own, with milk or for cooking purposes.
- Push 1/2 teaspoon (or more to taste) of Houjicha through a sieve into a cup or
Add up to 1 cup of water (If hot - optimum water temperature is no hotter than 70°C) and dissolve by stirring vagariously with a spoon or shake together in the tea shaker
Top up with hot or cold milk of your choice to make a Latte then stir again or shake with Tea Shaker to achieve a silky frothy finish.
- Note - you can also make a Latte using milk entirely (no water)
SERVING SIZE/ PRICE PER SERVE
35 serves = $0.85 per serve
Based on 2 bamboo scoops or 1/2 teaspoon (approx 2 grams) per serve
- PLEASE NOTE : It is possible to get more serves than this approximate out of the bag, it all depends on your own preference as to how much tea to use
Incredibly versatile in nature, you can use your Houjicha in baking, smoothies, bliss balls and more.
- For recipe inspiration visit our Pinterest page here
I never heard of Houjicha until I received a sample from Erin. It didn't take me long afterwards to order it. It's great.
Such high quality matcha and houjicha powder! Very happy with both. I’m using them for drinks and baking. And I’m loving the enviro considerations with compostable packaging
So excited when I got the parcel from Matcha Yu! Especially love the Houjicha with its nutty, roasted aroma and smooth consistency. I use the Matcha with an avocado smoothie every morning. It feels great to know that the packaging is compostable and the quality is definitely top notch!
This houjicha has a sweet, nutty aroma and blends beautifully to make a warming latte - I've even found whisking it with cold milk is delicious too! I highly recommend it!