Green tea from Japan that is rendered brown by roasting Bancha (a summer crop tea, harvested after Sencha) tea leaves. An Adagio customer favorite, with a toasty nutty flavor and slightly mesquite note. Earthy and warm quality, soothing, clean finish.
Green Tea | Moderate caffeine | Steep at 180° for 2-3 minutes.
There are many ways to categorize tea. The most common is by color, such as white, green, or black. Tea grading categorizes tea by quality (determined by leaf wholeness and content). In Japan, teas can also be categorized by the way they are processed, such as steamed Sencha or ground Matcha. Hojicha, which is made from Bancha tea (second flush Sencha), is unique because it is roasted. During roasting, the tea leaves change color and flavor and lose some of their caffeine. For this reason, Hojicha is often used as a nighttime tea or for children and the elderly.
Raw Honey for Green Teas
Soft floral notes of this raw honey pair deliciously with the lively, fresh character of green and white teas.
honey for green tea
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