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Is Hojicha different to Bancha?

It is sometimes misunderstood that Hojicha is the same as Bancha. In the broad meaning, Hojicha is the roasted version of Bancha and Bancha is the Japanese tea of which leaves are harvested after s...

Various Types of Hojicha

Hojicha is made by roasting tea at high temperature, and there are actually various types. 1. Hojicha made from roasted leaves Generally, when making hojicha, the leaves are used. The tea leaves us...

The Best Choice of Japanese Tea Type for Bedtime

I assume everyone agrees that the most relaxing time of the day is bedtime. But quite often people find it hard to relax at this precious time. Your brain may be still alert and you may not feel ti...

What is Genmaicha ?

Genmaicha is a type of Japanese tea blended with roasted and popped brown rice (“genmai” means brown rice). Before being added to Japanese tea, the brown rice is steamed and roasted. The form of th...

Differences of Green Tea Based on Harvesting Period

As you can imagine, the taste of green tea will be different based on when it is harvested and other factors such as how much sunlight it has been exposed to. In Japan, there are 3 harvests of gree...

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