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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 green tea at high temperature, and there are actually various types depending on roasting temperature, harvesting timing of green teas to make hojicha and whether to use...

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...

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