- Tea Brewing 101
Our Hojicha "Aka" is a Dark Roast that has a deep, smoky and slightly sweeter flavor with notes of vanilla and warm charcoal.
As a dark roast, it is almost entirely caffeine-free and perfect for drinking at any time of the day or night.
With the option for teabags, its the perfect choice for a tea-drinker on the go!
|Taste:||Sweet & Smoky|
|Processing:||Steamed, Rolled, Dried, Roasted|
Tea: 3g or 1 tbsp Water: 150ml
Temperature: 80 C° Time : 30-60 seconds
Re-steep 3 - 4x*
Tea: 10g or 3 tbsp Water: 1000ml
Temperature: Cold to Room temp Time: At least 2 hours and up to 4 days in the fridge
1. Higher temperature for more astringency/bitterness, lower for more sweetness
Preparing Our Teas
Brewing tea can sometimes be a daunting task, especially if its your first time! Here's a temperature and steeping guide for the teas that we offer.
|Method||Weight (grams)||Water / Temperature||Steeping time*||Re-steep?|
|Hot Brew|| 2 grams
|150ml / 90°C||30 - 60s||3 - 5x|
|Cold Brew|| 10 grams
|1 Litre / Cold||8+ hours in Fridge||1 - 2x|
|Teabags||1 Teabag||150ml / 90°C||30 - 60s||3 - 5x|
Hot brew teas are recommended as a warm accompaniment for a meal, or as a morning, afternoon, or even evening beverage as our teas contain a much lower amount of caffeine as compared to Coffee or even Matcha.
For convenience, Cold Brew teas are recommended as it can be made well in advance and it also draws out the natural sweetness of the teas without the bitterness normally associated with teas.