Roasted Japanese style green tea with a rich, comforting toasty flavor. Westerners find Hojicha to be rather unusual, but in Japan it is one of the most commonly consumed teas. The roasting process removes much of the caffeine, and because of its low caffeine content Hojicha is often served with meals and is enjoyed by children, much as Western children would enjoy hot cocoa.

(After the Fukushima nuclear accident, the source of this tea was shifted to tea gardens in China where it is produced to strict Japanese specifications.)