Houjicha (roasted green tea)
Houjicha is characterized by its unique aroma created by roasting tea at a high temperature. As the caffeine is minimal,
Houjichais easy on the stomach and is suitable for children, the elderly and the sick. You can enjoy its aroma by adding hot water in a similar way with Genmaicha.
It is ideal for Ochazuke, a popular dish made by pouring hot tea on top of a bowl of rice and adding pickles, pickled plums, Japanese dried seaweed or other ingredients of your choice.
Yawatayachaho’s award-winning master tea makers select only the finest high-quality tea leaves from amongst the many choices available, checking key points such as appearance, color, aroma and flavor. It is thanks to their top-class skills—even amongst Japanese tea masters—that Yawatayachaho is able to produce tea products with such original and interesting stories behind them.
Safety and reliability
Based on JAS (Japanese Agricultural Standards), Yawatayachaho is a recognized organic factory. Incorporating equivalence, we can also export overseas in accordance with the US, Canadian,EU and Swiss organic certification.
Our tea is grown from seed in a natural environment, without relying on chemically synthesized agricultural pesticides or chemicals. In this way, the taste, aroma and water color of Japanese tea can be enjoyed to the full.
We at Yawatayachaho are striving to transmit the culture of Japanese tea to the world. The food safety standard in the overseas market is even stricter than in Japan. We meet all global criteria and then actively operate in the overseas market.
About Yawatayachaho Houjicha
Yawatayachaho’s houjicha (roasted green tea) places importance on the aroma of the roasted tea leaves. Houjicha is characterized by its refreshing taste and its distinctive, fragrant aroma. Weak roasting during the sencha roasting process does not produce the necessary level of richness, resulting in a weaker aroma. On the other hand, roasting the tea too strongly results in a bitter taste and an overly strong aroma. It is therefore important to find an optimal balance with regard to the degree of roasting. Yawatayachaho’s master tea blenders carefully select and blend tea leaves that are a good match for houjicha and produce a pleasant aroma when roasted. Our houjicha is now very well received by customers overseas as well as in Japan.
About the sale of Houjicha for professional use
Yawatayachaho supplies fine-quality organic Houjicha for professional use.
We still supply café and restaurant owners with a customized lineup of teas.
It goes without saying that we also ship the very best Houjicha overseas customers according to their needs. Please feel free to contact us.