70 gr steamed and roasted green tea, caffeine-free.
Don’t be mistaken by the brown color, Hoji-Bancha is a green tea: it has been steamed tight after the harvest to stop the oxidation of the tea. After steaming, Hoji-Bancha is roasted, giving the tea leaves the brown color. The roasting is a natural way to remove the caffeine from the tea. That’s why in Japan people enjoy Hojicha mainly in the evening.
Azumaya Hojicha has a soft taste, making it perfectly suited to drink with (Japanese) food. Bancha tea is from the last harvest, making it very rich of minerals