Description | 詳細
Tsukigase Hōjicha – technically a roasted Bancha – consists of large roasted leaves as well as a significant amount of stem and twig material from the late spring and early autumn harvests of 2018. Brewed at high temperatures, they offer a naturally mild and uncomplicated, but at the same time highly aromatic, earthy, and sweet everyday tea with a distinct sense of warmth coming from the final roasting.
Due to the nature of the Bancha-material and the subsequent deep roasting, Tsukigase Hōjicha contains very low amounts of caffeine making it suitable to enjoy at any time of the day.
The tea trees | 茶樹
Cultivar: Bancha-blend of different cultivars
Elevation: 200-300 masl
Fertilisation: fallen leaves, straws, and other vegetation from local plant growth as well as non-GMO rapeseed oil cake
Cultivation method: certified organic (read more about organic and natural farming here)
Harvest: June 2018 (from tea fields Umegaya and Horikoshitōge 2) + October 2018 (from tea field Yamanoshita)
Production method | 製茶方法
Steaming: medium (chūmushi)
Roasting: deep roasting
Producer | 生産者
Tsukigase Kenkō Chaen 月ヶ瀬健康茶園
Origin | 産地
Tsukigase in Nara, Japan