Tsukigase Hōjicha | Organic | 2019-2020

月ヶ瀬 焙じ茶

Traditional organic Hōjicha of mature Bancha leaves and stems from the late spring and early autumn harvest, grown and produced by Tsukigase Kenkō Chaen in Tsukigase, Nara.


Description | 詳細

Tsukigase Hōjicha consists of large bancha leaves as well as a significant amount of stem and twig material from the late spring and early autumn harvests of 2019 and 2020 combined. Shortly after harvest, the bancha material is first processed as a green tea and subsequently finished with a final roasting following extended periods of resting and maturing at Tsukigase Kenkō Chaen in Nara.

Brewing at high temperatures, Tsukigase Hōjicha offers a earthy, warm, and comforting tea. The skillfully performed final roasting remains pleasantly present in the cup, with notes of roasted nuts, oven-baked apples, and dark caramel coming to mind.

Thanks to the mature nature of the Bancha material and the subsequent roasting process, Tsukigase Hōjicha contains very low amounts of caffeine. The low caffeine content contributes to the gentle and soothing character of the tea, making Tsukigase Hōjicha suitable to enjoy at any time of the day.

Tea trees | 茶樹

Cultivar: Bancha-blend of different cultivars

Age: unknown

Elevation: 200-300 masl

Shade: none

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 and October 2019-2020 (from the tea fields Umegaya, Horikoshitōge 2, and Yamanoshita)

Production method | 製茶方法

Steaming: medium (chūmushi)

Roasting: final roasting performed on June 27th 2022

Producer | 生産者

Tsukigase Kenkō Chaen 月ヶ瀬健康茶園

Origin | 産地

Tsukigase in Nara, Japan


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