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What is the difference between Hojicha and Sencha?

The biggest difference between Hojicha and Sencha is that Hojicha is a roasted version of Bancha or Sencha. Roasting means its process gives extra heat to tea leaves and reduces the amounts of cate...

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...

Is Hojicha a Japanese tea with much less umami ?

Though “umami” is a Japanese , but recently it has become popular overseas.  Typical components of "umami" are "glutamic acid", "inosinic acid" and "guanylic acid". The main umami component contain...

What is Kyusu? Differences to the tea pot

 The Japanese tea pot is called “Kyusu”. Kyusu and the English-style tea pot are both used to make tea with, but there are some differences. In this article, I would like to explain about 4 differe...

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