Character: A unique toasty blend that goes very well with or as desert. Vanilla lovers will enjoy this new spin on Japan's classic pan roasted green tea. A balanced blend of stem and leaf tinged with vanilla creates a unique toasty blend that goes very well with or as desert. This tea appeals to many for its roasted coffee bean-like taste. Teas like Houjicha roasted in high temperatures are low in caffeine content because caffeine is released as a gas from solid substances when heated. Produced under ISO 14001 Certified Environmental Management Standards.
Country of Origin: Japan
Altitude: 500-1500 feet above sea level
Manuf. Type: Orthodox
Infusion: Pale green yellow
Ingredients: Luxury green tea, Vanilla
Hot Tea: This tea is best enjoyed by pouring 190F/90C water over the leaves (1 teaspoons) for 2 minutes (longer=stronger). Don't remove the leaves. Can be infused repeatedly 2-3 times using higher temperatures & shorter infusions until flavor is exhausted.
Iced Tea: Pour 1 1/4 cups of hot water over 6 teaspoons of tea and steep for 5 minutes. Pour into pitcher while straining leaves, add ice and top up with cold water to make a quart of iced tea. Garnish and sweeten to taste.