Houjicha Karigane Super Premium (100g/3.53oz)

This item is the limited edition of 450 packages only available this winter season.

This Houjicha Karigane Super Premium is made from the stems of high grade tea leaves and roasted in the same way as standard Houjicha. (For roasting process of Houjicha, click here.)

Because it is roasted as Houjicha, the tea color is brown and the flavor is rich and nutty, along with being sweet and mellow, characteristic of Karigane. Karigane is known for being sweet because of Theanine, a constituent contained in Karigane which works to relax the mind and body.

The sweet aroma of this Houjicha Karigane Super Premium is more deep and mellow than our regular Houjicha Karigane and lingers in the mouth for a while because the tea stems are highest grade.
The stems are usually used for Sencha Karigane, not Houjicha Karigane.
And stems from the highest grade Matcha are added in order to create the unique noble aroma.
Then we carefully roast the stems in order to bring out the sweet and mellow aroma. If you compare this Houjicha Karigane Super Premium and regular Houjicha Karigane, the tea color is much brighter.

If you love Japanese tea, you are sure to delight in this unique and excellent sweet and roasted flavor which lingers nicely for a while. It can be found only with this premium tea.



FREE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING on all orders of US$36.00 or more.

Cost of Shipping

Share: Share via E-Mail Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Pin it on Pinterest

Getting Started

Learn More

Features of This Tea

Mellow Aroma on on off off off
Refreshing Aroma off off off off off
Roasted Aroma on on on on on
Sweetness on on on off off
Flavor on on off off off

Important Factors for Houjicha

Houjicha flavor depends on two important factors: geographic features of the tea farm location, and freshness.
It is said that tea farms which have specific geographic features for growing the highest grade Sencha can also grow tea leaves for excellent Houjicha. The tea farm should be located in mountain ravines, with mineral-rich soil. The misty climate, sloping hills, warm days and cool nights create the excellent flavor of Houjicha. All of our Houjicha is grown only at tea farms suitable for highest grade Sencha in the Uji region.
Freshness is also most important for Houjicha. The excellent roasted aroma diminishes with time. Houjicha usually keeps in good condition for a year or more if preserved appropriately. However, the best excellent roasted aroma of Houjicha can be enjoyed within a few months after roasting. We are constantly roasting new batches of Houjicha so that we can ship all our Houjicha teas within two weeks of the time it is roasted. With our Houjicha, you can experience the full flavor of freshly roasted tea leaves.

Customer Review