Houjicha, also called Bancha, is made by roasting fresh green tea leaves over high heat. It is a brown tea with a toasted nutty flavor.
Since Houjicha is pan-roasted, it is relatively low in caffeine. And it is said that Houjicha grown specifically in Ujitawara, where Hibiki-an is located, has a particularly delightful aroma, even when compared with other Houjicha grown in the Kyoto region of Japan. (For more information, click here.)
We use specially-designed biodegradable teabags that allow for quick brewing, so you can enjoy the rich flavour of Houjicha in no time! The individual teabags are much larger than standard paper teabags - over 2 x 2 inches in a unique pyramid shape.
The teabags are made from plant-based polylactic acid (PLA).
Of course, this item as well as other tea leaves items may be reused three times. Each infusion will have a unique flavor and aroma.
There are 28 bags in each packet of Teabag Houjicha.
If you are looking for a quick and easy way to enjoy low-caffeine green tea, this is the perfect tea for you! And we are certain that it is also perfect for taking along on a trip, to the office, and so on or introducing genuine Japanese tea to beginners.