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Hojicha Roasted Green Tea Powder

Hojicha Roasted Green Tea Powder

Regular price $16.95 AUD
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Hojicha - A low caffeine alternative to coffee with a toasty flavour.

"A rich nutty/roasted flavour, this tea is reputed to be low caffeine, but still gives me a little pick-me-up" (Duncan)

Typically found in loose leaf form, this is a powder version. Drink on its own, make a latte or use in baking.

This Hojicha Powder:

  • Is medium roasted and has a pleasant warm and nutty aroma.

  • Is made from ground down roasted tea Leaves picked in Fukuoka prefecture, Japan

  • It’s perfect to drink on its own, with milk or for cooking purposes.


  • Is Roasted Green Tea and this makes it quite different to other Japanese Green Tea which are mostly steamed.
  • The roasting process has a decaffeinating effect on the leaves, making Hojicha 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, Hojicha is a unique tea in that it has a “roast” flavour that no other tea has.Interestingly enough, this flavour makes Hojicha taste quite a bit like freshly roasted coffee.


      • 30 GRAMS - Approx. 15 serves 
      • 70 GRAMS - Approx. 35 serves 
      • Based on 2 bamboo scoops or 1/2 teaspoon (approx 2 grams) per serve

    How to Use

    Push 1/2 teaspoon (or more to taste) of Hojicha through a sieve into a cup or Matcha 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) 

    Zero Waste Packaging


    Home Compostable Packaging Matcha Yu Tea

    • Being as eco-friendly as possible is so important to us which is why all of our tea comes in Econic Certified Home Compostable Packaging.
    • It 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 15 weeks. 

    • Tip - cutting the bag down into smaller pieces before putting in your compost allows it to break down quicker. Our labels are also 100% home compostable so you do no need to remove them prior to composting. 

    Home Compostable Packaging Matcha Yu Tea

    Home Compostable Packaging Matcha Yu Tea


    Learn more in our Interview with Owen Embling, owner of Econic Pack where we source our bags.

    How long does it take to produce a home compostable bag? 

     If a product's packaging says compostable, is it really home compostable?

    Econic home compostable packaging



    Matcha Yu Tea cares deeply about plastic pollution and along with our own efforts to reduce waste via our packaging, we choose to be a business supporter of the Australian Marine Conservation Society We support the incredible work they do to protect the ocean, in particular reducing the amount of single use plastic waste that enters it. 

    Australian Marine Conservation Society Business Supporter

    Shipping, Packaging & Returns




    We use Australia Post or Sendle to send out our orders across Australia and postage costs are based on weight. 

    *Excludes any orders which include Deluxe Gift Box. Due to the weight of this item, shipping will be calculated based on total weight.

    If your order is under 150 grams (eg one bag of tea):

    You have the option to select Standard Post with Tracking (Australia Post) which is a rate of $7.95 AUD.

    You will be supplied with an Australia Post tracking number once posted.

    If you select the Flat Rate Courier Service (Sendle):

    It's a flat shipping rate of: $10.95 AUD

    This includes a cardboard box or recycled jiffy mailer, plastic free packaging and carbon neutral delivery to your door.

    You will also be supplied with a Sendle tracking number and email updates of the progress of your shipment.

    Processing of order: 

    If your product is in stock, we will post to you by the next business day. 

    If the postal address provided is a PO Box or Locker, please note that Sendle cannot deliver to these type of addresses. In this instance, Australia Post will be used with tracking. 

    If you select the Australia Post Express Service (tracked):

    Shipping rates are: 

    Under 500g: $14.95 AUD 

    Over 500g: $18.95 AUD

    It can take approximately 1-4 business days for Metro and 4-6 business days for Rural to receive depending on where you are located. 


    We use Australia Post Standard Post with Tracking Service to send out our orders across the World. If your product is in stock, we will post to you by the next business day.

    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 rate is based on delivery location and order weight and is calculated at checkout.

    If your product is in stock, we will post to you within 2 business days after placing the order. 

    Australia Post International delivery zones | Estimated Time frame

    • Zone 1: New Zealand - 8 -12 business days 
    • Zone 2: Asia Pacific - 6-10 business days
    • Zone 3: US & Canada - 6-10 business days
    • Zone 4: UK & Europe - 8-12 business days
    • Zone 5: Rest of World - dependant on location.

    Please note the above time frame is an estimate only and is subject to unforeseen delays.

    Sendle is Australia's First 100% Carbon Neutral Delivery.

    Sendle 100% carbon neutral delivery

    How do they offset?

    Sendle has partnered with South Pole Group to offset the emissions of every parcel that is picked up and delivered with Sendle. Each year, Sendle's community of business owners have been given the opportunity to direct their impact by choosing the projects that offset Sendle's carbon emissions. Projects they currently support can be read about here  


    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 no plastic packaging in your order. Tea Shakers are packaged in cardboard and our Tea comes in home compostable packaging. 

    Depending on the product ordered we use Home Compostable Satchels, Cardboard envelopes or Mailing boxes that provide cushioning protection 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 with paper packaging. 


    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 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.

    To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.

    Once open our Teas are exempt from being returned. We are happy to report we haven't had anyone disappointed with the quality of our tea so far! 

    Only our accessories are eligible for return (subject to review).  

    To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase.

    Refunds (if applicable)

    All transactions are final. No refunds can be made for change of mind. 

    If you are returning faulty or incorrect items, once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.

    If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days. The Shopify payment transaction fee we incur is non refundable and will be deducted from final refund amount. 

    If your order is lost in transit and we can determine it is the postage carrier's fault, you may be eligible for a refund.

    Please contact us at to determine whether you are eligible. 

    Late or missing refunds (if applicable)

    If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account again.
    Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted.
    Next contact your bank. There is often some processing time before a refund is posted.
    If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund yet, please contact us at

    Exchanges (if applicable)

    We replace items if they are defective or damaged.

    Or if the product received is not what you have expected, please send us an email at so we can discuss further. 


    You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund.

    Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you, may vary.


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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 7 reviews
    Duncan McIntosh

    A rich nutty/roasted flavour, this tea is reputed to be low caffeine, but still gives me a little pick-me-up.
    Plus, it tastes fantastic - this stuff might really take off!


    Fantastic flavour, just like I remembered. Had HOJICHA for the 1st time when holidaying in Japan and fell in love with it. I love to make it Iced with almond milk. The Shaker make it simple and easy to make

    Francesca Johnston

    Beautiful powder blends beautifully with non sweetened soy milk with a touch of vanilla & rose water <3

    Nathalie De Cock

    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.

    Karina Lee
    Love the compostable packaging.

    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

    Australian Marine Conservation Business Supporter

    We are proud to be a business supporter of the Australian Marine Conservation Society and the incredible work they do to protect the ocean, in particular reducing the amount of single use plastic waste that enters it.