HOUJICHA Dark Roasted Green Tea Powder (30g)

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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. 

Houjicha (also known as Hojicha) is:  

  • 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.

  • Houjicha is mainly made with Bancha (It is harvested between summer and autumn) although it is sometimes made with Sencha (grown in full sun unlike Matcha) and Kukicha (made of stems, stalks, and twigs) tea leaves as well.

    This 30 grams of Dark Roasted Houjicha Powder:

    • Has a deep and smoky flavour taste with subtle notes of chocolate and coffee.
    • Perfect as a coffee alternative, offering a low caffeine yet similar tasting experience 

    • Originates from a blend of Sencha and Bancha tea leaves from the 2018 harvest supplied from several farmers in Kyoto, 


    • Comes in Eco-friendly Home Compostable Packaging sourced from Econic.  The Product Label is also home compostable, sourced from Black Rainbow Printing.

    • 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

      Tea Shaker 

    • 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) 


    • 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 
    • Our Certified Econic Home Compostable Packaging is perfect for storing matcha as it protects it from exposure to air, heat and light that make Matcha appear dull and bitter.
    • Econic® packaging is made from three compostable films derived from sustainably-produced wood pulp and GM-free corn sources.
    • The three films are laminated together to provide the barrier properties required to lock in the taste and freshness of coffee and dry foods. - You can put your used Econic® bags in your own home compost or worm farm, containing heat, water, oxygen, soil and micro-organisms.
    • They can also be disposed of in a commercial composting facility if you have one in your area. 
    • Compost trials have shown that Econic® bags can break down into small fragments in as little as 16 weeks.

    Domestic Shipping 

    • We use Australia Post or Sendle to send out our orders across Australia 
    • If your order is under 200 grams you will have the option to select the Australia Post option at checkout and the postage cost will be AUD $4.00. However, there is no tracking for this service and we assume no responsibility if item is lost in transit. 
    • If you select the Sendle courier option (rates start at AUD $9.00) you will be supplied with a tracking number to trace item.
    • If your product is in stock, we will post to you by the next business day. Dependant on your location, you can expect to receive your order within 5 business days. 
    • Domestic shipping is a flat rate based on weight and is calculated at checkout

    International Shipping

    • We use Sendle to send out our orders across the World. If your product is in stock, we will post to you within 2 business days. Shipping times vary according to the country you reside in however you will receive a tracking number by email to keep up to date with when to expect your order. 
    • International shipping is based on delivery location and order weight and is calculated at checkout.


    • As a business, we feel have a responsibility to Planet Earth by supplying our products in the most eco-friendly option available. That is why you will find unnecessary plastic packaging in your order.
    • Tea Shakers are packaged in cardboard and our Tea comes in home compostable packaging.
    • We use brown jiffy bag mailers or cardboard boxes that provide cushioning protection with 100% recycled paper fibre interior to post our products to you. These can be reused by yourself or recycled in your kerbside bin.
    • Rest assured, you will not receive any excessive plastic packaging, yet your order will be safely and securely packed.


    • Our desire is that you will be completely happy with your purchase but if for some reason you are not satisfied with the product, please contact us at hello@matchayutea.com to let us know how we can help.
    • Our policy lasts 30 days. If 30 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 2 reviews
    My first order

    It was interesting to try houjicha.
    I hadn't tried it before and it's got a nuttier taste than other green teas!

    A whole different level of houjicha

    I already love the light roasted houjicha, but then I received a sample from this darker one. What a sensation! I ordered this dark roasted one soon after. The taste is intense and great to use in a (soy) latte.