Ippodo Tea Co.

Kuki Hojicha Tea


For the hojicha enthusiast, we offer Kuki Hojicha – a stem-version of hojicha. With all the charms of regular hojicha, Kuki Hojicha adds a richness that is found only in stems. If you love the taste of hojicha, then this is a must-try.

When you drink hojicha for the first time, you might be surprised that it is one of the Japanese green teas. Dark amber in color, this roasted bancha releases an amazingly rich aroma that completely permeates the room. The savory flavor is very distinct; it is rich but light-bodied, without much astringency.

Low in caffeine, hojicha can be enjoyed in the evening as well as in the morning or afternoon. It tastes great on its own, with sweets, or accompanying a meal. Flavorful and refreshing, hojicha is an absolute favorite among Ippodo patrons. It can also be enjoyed chilled!

To brew:

  • measure leaves to 4tbsp
  • add hot water to 240ml/8oz pot at 100ºC/212ºF
  • brew still for 30 seconds
  • serve, pour out every drop!

About Ippodo

Located in the heart of Kyoto, Ippodo Tea Co. has been providing the highest quality Japanese green tea for nearly 3 centuries. More than just a retailer, Ippodo is a multi-faceted tea company directly involved in the procurement and blending of carefully selected tea leaves. The teas are of the finest class, cultivated in the lush fields of Kyoto and the surrounding area. This region is renowned for producing the highest grade of green tea in Japan, thanks largely to its mild misty climate, mineral-rich soil and near-perfect balance of sunshine and rainfall.