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The Tao of Tea, Organic Houji-Cha, Roasted Green Tea, 2.5 oz (71 g)

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  • Expiration Date: Dec 2017
  • Shipping Weight: 0.21 kg
  • Product Code: TOT-31085
  • UPC Code: 689951310859
  • Package Quantity: 2.5 oz (71 g)
  • Dimensions: 8.1 x 8.1 x 10.9 cm , 0.18 kg
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Product Overview


  • Artisan Quality · Pure Leaf Teas · Fresh
  • 100% Organic
  • Roasted Green Tea
  • USDA Organic
  • Brews 50 Cups
  • Certified Organic by QAI

Origin - Shizuoka Prefacture, Japan

Grown in a tea garden regarded as the pioneer of organic tea cultivation in Japan. Houji-cha is a popular tea made during the last few weeks of the tea harvest. As a tradition, only the big, coarse and pale green tea leaves (also known as 'Bancha') are steamed, dried and then roasted in small batch ovens making Houji-cha. Although, several grades of Houji-cha are available, more special and Connoisseur grade Houji-cha, like this one, require precise roasting time and oven temperature to develop a smooth, buttery and slightly smokey taste. The roasting reduces the amount of caffeine, and therefore makes Houji-cha ideal to drink in the evening.

The now 93 year-old founder of the organic tea garden, has his favorite moment when all four generations of his family get together, all the way down to his 4 year-old great grandchild and enjoy this tea.

The Tao of Tea

Like the Tao, the art of tea is universal. We began our work with tea in 1997 to be a connecting thread for tea culture. Practicing the art on a daily basis in our teahouses in Portland, Oregon, we are a group of tea enthusiasts from different backgrounds and cultures. We travel, learn, take delight and seek to offer pure leaf teas with great flavor, artistry and soul. Our reward comes through actions that help people's lives, sustain the art of tea and promise a healthy environment.

Suggested Use

Brew one level teaspoon of leaf in eight ounces water (175F) for three minutes. Houji-cha will provide at least three infusions. For better taste we recommend using mineral or non-chlorinated water.

100% organic roasted green tea leaves.

iHerb Customer Reviews

Nice tea with a delicate taste and barley smell

Posted by 5245942069586225395 on Mar 15, 2016

On opening the can, the wonderful smell of the roasted tea just made me feel so excited to taste it. So when I got home, poured a nice cup and let it steep as instructions stated. Wonderful taste of green tea with a slight smokiness, and a little bit of barley taste that is expected of Houji-cha. Good buy, will likely purchase again!

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Posted by 4773086639749436860 on Mar 13, 2016

Amazing tea !

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we love it

Posted by Reviewer1344878 on Mar 24, 2015

we will continue buying it from our iherb.....thank you for carrying all the best quality items.

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Roasted Green tea, Hoji Cha.

Posted by Reviewer2346644 on Jun 10, 2014

I would use more than a tea spoon in a tea pot and enjoy the second or more.

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Great product

Posted by Reviewer1692819 on Dec 03, 2012

Great taste, possible to reuse 2 more times!

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