Bancha Hoji Cha - Roasted Tea
These are the larger leaves taken from the lower part of the Sencha bush. The beverage is golden brown in colour, mellow and low in caffeine making it ideal as a first introduction to green tea.
Due to the roasting process the green vegetable notes of the leaf are replaced by a lovely toasty, caramel flavour.
Pleasant to drink early in the day: before, during and post breakfast. This is the preferred option for children and the elderly in Japan at any time of the day, evenings and night time too, due to its much reduced caffeine and astringency, as compared with other green teas.
Use 1 heaped teaspoon per cup and steep for 1 minute in 75°C water.