Originating in Kyoto in the 1920s as a way of utilising leftover leaves, stems, stalks and twigs, Hojicha is a roasted green tea from Japan. The tea has notes of seaweed, roasted chestnuts and molasses.
This tea is grown in Shizuoka Prefecture, the largest tea producing area in Japan, where more than 40% of the county’s tea is grown. The mild climate and diverse terrain make it ideal for tea cultivation. This Hojicha is made by roasting late-summer Bancha green tea, a process which changes the colour to a deep reddish brown and produces a toasty, nutty flavour. The tea was originally developed in the 1920s by a Kyoto tea merchant as a way of making use of leftover leaves, stems, stalks and twigs. Merchants around Japan soon started to roast Hojicha near their shop entrances, attracting customers with its wonderful toasted aroma. Hojicha is now one of the most popular teas in Japan.
Ingredients: 24 Hour Cold Brewed Hojicha Tea (93%), White Grape Juice From Concentrate, Acid (Citric Acid), Vitamin C, Carbon Dioxide.
Store in a cool, dry place. Once opened, keep refrigerated and consume within two days.
Hojicha Sparkling Cold Brew Tea by Saicho
Charlie and Natalie have always had a passion for food and drink. However, Natalie can't drink alcohol (she turns as red as a tomato with even the smallest sip) so hasn't been able to fully enjoy the experience of food and wine pairing.
Wanting to create non-alcoholic drinks that could pair well with food, Charlie and Natalie turned to tea. There are such an incredible variety of teas, from floral to fruity, nutty to smoky, dependent on the variety, terroir and production method of each tea. After two years of testing hundreds of different teas from around the world, they chose their first three teas; carefully selected to pair well with food.
Each tea is cold brewed for twenty four hours to extract the most delicate and complex flavours from the tea leaves. The teas are then finely balanced with a hint of sweetness and a dash of acidity. As a finishing touch, sparkling the drink enhances the flavour of the tea.