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Hōjicha Roasted Green Tea – made with Bancha | MDTEA

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Roasted Japanese Bancha green tea

Brewing Guide

Add 3g of tea to 220ml of water, infuse at 85°c for 2-3 mins

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Hōjicha Roasted Green Tea – made with Bancha | MDTEA
Hōjicha Roasted Green Tea – made with Bancha | MDTEA
Hōjicha Roasted Green Tea – made with Bancha | MDTEA
Hōjicha Roasted Green Tea – made with Bancha | MDTEA

Product Description

Hōjicha is a delightful roasted Bancha which is a Japanese green tea. Its appearance, aroma and flavour are like no other green tea. Bancha means everyday tea and consists of the leaves and the stalks of the tea plant which means it is not thought of as very refined. However, it makes the tea very accessible and roasting gives it a quality that makes it seem quite special.

The idea of roasting the leaves was invented in Kyoto in 1920, possibly by a tea merchant who roasted a surplus stock of older green leaves he was worried would go off and did not want to waste. The result was a tea that has proved it can hold its own and the wonderful toasty smell was certainly tantalizing and popular enough to continue to be produced as a new category of tea.

Its roasted aroma has been compared to coffee, though it has to be said it is not going to match an espresso in intensity! The roasting effect has a decaffeinating effect on the leaves which means you are not going to get a coffee buzz either. However, it does mean it works well as an after-dinner drink or for those who prefer a lower caffeine drink, without crossing over to infusions. For the occasional cup, it can be a good option for pregnant woman.


  • Ethical

    We care about the health and wellbeing of the people who grow and harvest our tea. Learn More

  • Sustainable

    Our teas and infusions are blended and packed to the highest standards in sustainability. We do not use plastic and our packaging is 100% recyclable or compostable. Learn More

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Our Green Values

  • Health

  • Hand-blended and packed in the UK.

  • Environmentally sustainable

  • Our blenders have visited over 130 tea estates worldwide to ensure we are using suppliers that have a proven track record of quality and systems management.
  • A major part of this is employee welfare. It also gives us control over the quality of the finished product.
  • Our blenders are certified by SALSA (Safe And Local Supplier Approved) ensuring we can apply strict employee welfare standards to our own supply chain.
  • Our teas come from estates that strive to produce the very best quality and as such will get a proper premium for their teas – a portion of which is reinvested in the health and welfare of their employees.
  • Every ingredient can be traced back to source.
  • All of our suppliers are screened, with thorough documenting of their processes, and audited where deemed necessary.
  • The majority of our suppliers hold accreditation from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) or the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) and many of the large tea growers are also members of Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance or involved in the Ethical Tea Partnership.
  • Our teas and infusions are blended and packed in – and delivered from – offices and a factory in the UK.
  • Both buildings were built to the highest possible energy efficiency standards. The office is built using locally sourced oak beams and handmade tiles.
  • Both also use a biomass boiler for heating, water and welfare facilities, with the boiler being fuelled by sustainable wood from the surrounding estate.
  • We do not use plastic and our packaging is 100% recyclable. We work with our stockists to re-use wholesale packaging as many times as possible.
  • Our fusu tea temples are made from plant-based materials.
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