Hojicha: Vanilla


An original vanilla and hojicha blend made by Oguri Tea Farm exemplifies their 100-year experience in blending.

  Taste:     Toasty sweetness, Woody
  Body:     Full
  Texture:     Medium
  Length:     Medium
  Harvest:     July
  Tea Cultivar:     Yabukita
  Origin:     Makinohara, Shizuoka
  Cultivation:     Lightly shaded
  Processing:     Steamed, Dried, Roasted
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Product Description

What is Hojicha?

Hojicha (焙じ茶) meaning ‘roasted tea’, is still a green tea although it is not green in colour. This type of tea is, unlike common green tea, brown in colour as the leaves are roasted in order to achieve their unique character and nutty flavour. Hojicha can originate from either Sencha, Bancha or Kukicha but most often one would find it made from the slightly bigger and coarser leaves of the sun-grown Bancha or Kukicha. As these leaves are more dense and show a firm structure they are not so heat sensitive and can easily be further processed by roasting after steaming and drying. For roasting the tea leaves evenly a charcoal or sand roasting technique is often used for the final step. By bringing the tea to a high temperature almost all of the tea’s caffeine is extracted from the leaves. This makes Hojicha a wonderful drink throughout the day and especially suitable for the evening.


About Oguri Tea Farm

Oguri Tea Farm

Oguri Tea Farm (est. 1916) has more than a century worth of experience producing flavoured Japanese tea from Makinohara, Shizuoka. Serving with the motto of ‘Living with Tea’, Oguri Tea Farm embodies tea education and preservation in its finest. From frequent tea education sessions with the local community to large-scale community-based conservation efforts of Shizuoka’s tea fields, Oguri Tea Farm is at the forefront of modern Japanese tea culture.


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