The official stuff
Just like a perfect sparkling wine, cold brew tea has the most delicate and complex flavours. The teas are finely balanced by a hint of sweetness and dash of acidity. This tea is grown at an altitude of approximately 200m in Shizuoka Prefecture, the largest tea producing area in Japan, where more than 40% of the country’s tea is grown. The mild climate and diverse terrain make it ideal for tea cultivation. This Hojicha is made by roasting second flush Sencha 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.
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Alcohol content: 0.0%
Style: Sparkling Tea
Container: 750ml bottle
Energy: 19.0 kCal/100 ml
Sugars: 4.2g/100 ml
Vegan friendly: Yes
Gluten free: Yes
How to store: Ambient storage. Serve chilled. Replace screwcap and refrigerate after opening.
Country of origin: England
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Why it's worthy
As refreshing as a beer and as food-friendly as a wine.
What you'll taste
Wonderful toasted corn and nut aromas, plus an amazing palate: nutty, baked corn, dried grass, vanilla and savoury flavours. Terrifically fresh and drinkable.
The perfect pairing
Serve this chilled, in a wine glass, with food.
The pleasant surprise
Hojicha is Japanese green tea that has been roasted. It's popular in Japan both as a hot drink and served cold in summer.