hojicha tea

Get to Know About Hojicha Tea Its Benefits, And How to Make

We know that green tea has a tradition for ages, but Hojicha is recently originated in japan around 100 years back compared to other green tea origins. It became a popular beverage after world war 2. It was well-received due to its unique color and less bitterness, unlike other green tea. Hojicha tea is made up of green tea leaves like bancha leaves, kukicha twigs, or sencha leaves or twigs which are all Japanese green tea leaves. Widely buncha leaves are used to serve this tea.

Hojicha tea  

Hojicha tea has an attractive reddish-brown color which occurs due to roasting leaves and stems of green tea. The level of bitterness and caffeine is very low because of the roasting effect. Due to the taste and health benefits of hojicha tea, people prefer it the most that’s why it became popular rapidly. It has a rich, earthy flavor with natural sweetness and a distinct smoky taste which highlights the tea. The level of bitterness depends on the choice of green tea and the temperature at which it is roasted. It tastes and smells in layers that’s why it makes feel enjoyable while dinking. 

Health Benefits of Hojicha Tea 

Like other green tea, hojicha tea has health benefits. Let’s have look at them.

Less amount caffeine 

Due to roasting the green leaves at a high-temperature level of caffeine decreases. It’s good for coffee lovers who want to cut down the caffeine intake. It smells like cocoa which might make coffee lovers easy to switch their drinks. And also beneficial for those who are caffeine sensitive.

Good for skin

Helps to tighten the skin and reduces the dark spots, acne as it has vitamin C present in roasted green leaves. Gives a glow to your skin and keeps it healthy. 

Boosts immune system 

Hojicha tea is rich in antioxidants which act as a defense for foreign particles. An amino acid called L-Theanine is present which gives calming effect after drinking the tea which improves sleep and plays role in curing a cold and flu. 

Boosts immunity 

Hojicha tea has high-level antioxidants which act as a defense for foreign particles. L-THEANEINE amino acid is present in this the which gives the calming effect after having hojicha tea which improves the sleep quality and helps cure a cold and cough. 

Improves digestion

Catechines present in hojicha tea plays a very important part in various aspects of health. It helps with weight loss and fat burn., Also, it keeps the colon healthy and hence digestion is improved

Keeps heart healthy

it enhances the circulating system by controlling blood pressure and blood cholesterol level. vitamin E presence prevents blood clots and heart diseases are at low risks.

Enhances oral health    

It prevents the most embarrassing thing which is bad breath. Antioxidants prevent cavities in the teeth. Polyphenols in the hojicha tea prevent gum diseases. 

How to make roasted hojicha tea at home 

Hojicha tea is nothing but roasted Japanese green tea.

 If you have any Japanese green tea then use it or the green tea which is available at your place you can use that as well.

  • Take a steel fry pan and preheat it for two minutes 
  • Then take green tea leaves and start roasting on high flame.

Your roasted hojicha green tea is ready 

How to Make Hojicha Green Tea 

Hojicha green tea is perfect for summer drinks.

Ingredients 

  • 2-3 teaspoon of green tea( roast it before using)

  • 1-2 cups of water
  • Ice cubes

Directions 

  • Take 2-3 cups of water in a vessel and start heating 
  • When it starts boiling add roasted green leaves
  • Keep boiling let the tea steep into the water
  • Put off the flame and strain the tea with a strainer 
  • Refrigerate the tea for 2-3 hours 
  • Serve it with ice cubes with leaves of mint.

You get naturally sweetened with a smoky flavor drink. So make your cup of hojicha green tea and relax

How to Make Hojicha Milk Tea

Hojicha milk tea is as simple as making any other tea. it is a very popular milk tea in Japanese restaurants. you can have this tea as cold tea as well as hot tea. And we Indians have fond of having milk in tea so this is the perfect cup for us, that creaminess of milk enhances the flavor. 

Ingredients 

  • 2-3 teaspoon of green tea( roast it before using)

  • 1-2 cups of water
  • 1 cup of milk 
  • Sugar according to your taste
  • Ice cubes

Directions 

  • Take 2-3 cups of water in a vessel and start heating 
  • When it starts boiling add roasted green leaves
  • Keep boiling let the tea steep into the water
  • Add sugar according to our taste
  • Add milk
  • Put off the flame and strain the tea with a strainer 
  • You can serve it as it is or take ice cubes in a glass and pour your hot tea on it.

This cup of tea will release all your stress. Sit back on your chair and enjoy your evening watching the sunset and taking a warm breeze. 

Final Words

Every sip of hojicha tea is satisfying and calming everyone should love it try. We can have it in any weather it’s just a matter of ice cubes whether we want them or not. Many people prefer having this tea in the evening after a stressful day to relax and feel calm. Hojicha tea tastes amazing and its aroma makes you have a sip. you can easily make this at your home and have a wonderful day. Smoky essence is the best part of scent and flavor. I always enjoy it, hope you guys will also feel the same.

 

  

 

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