Light Roast Organic Loose-Leaf Hojicha
clear aroma smooth refreshing
From the first spring harvest, or ichibancha, of a local organic tea farm in Tsuchiyama, this tea invloves a short roasting at high temperature. Wonderfully balanced clear fresh aroma with a light smokiness, a flavor that is smooth and mellow, and a refreshing aftertaste. The brief high-heat roasting method retains more of the fresh flavor from the original green tea. Perfect for a change of pace, clearning the mind, or as a refreshing drink after meals.
- Volume: 50 g (1.8 oz)
- Origin: Tsuchiyama, Shiga
- Tea leaves: Organic ichibancha (first flush)
- Roast method: Light high-heat roasting
See our recipes for recommended brewing techniques!
Our Partnered Farms for Organic Tea Leaves
Maruyoshi currently holds contracts with five tea farmers in the Tsuchiyama area. These partners are some of the region’s most committed members devoted to making top-quality tea while preserving local tea industry traditions. Currently, 3 of our 125 total contracted acres of farm land grow tea leaves purely organically. The organic farms are located separately from the others, and apply special growing methods such as carefully maintaining soil quality and cultivating with environmentally friendly methods. This is all to achieve the utmost quality, even by organic standards. These five farms work together closely, sometimes even in competition, in the ongoing pursuit of quality improvement, to eventually expanding organic production throughout the area.