Hojicha Powder
Uji Wazuka Organic

  • Top terroir in Uji, the cradle of Japanese green tea
  • Sourced directly from Uji's most famous village, Wazuka
  • Organic cultivation in Uji is rare and requires a great deal of expertise
  • 3rd generation family business
  • Isolated, high-altitude region with extreme temperature fluctuations
  • Slow roasted especially for us, for an incomparably rich roast aroma
  • Can be brewed as a tasty tea, also wonderfully suited for baking
  • A delight either served with water or as a latte


Character Full-bodied, delicate sweetness, deep roasted notes, virtually no bitterness
Tea Garden One of the few organic farmers in Wazuka, Uji
Terroir Wazuka, Soraku, Kyoto
Harvest Autumn harvest, roasted in March 2024
Cultivar Okumidori
Elevation 190m above sea level
Roast Tencha roasted directly over an open fire (直火焙煎), then ground with a ball mill
Organic Cert. EU certified organic, JAS organic
Grade 96/100 p. (hojicha category); Super Premium

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Laboratory Tests

We go to great lengths to identify the finest organic tea farms across the world’s most celebrated terroirs. All our teas are sourced directly from the farmer and, with a few exceptions, are certified organic or come from pesticide-free farms. Each batch of tea for every harvest is tested for pesticides and other pollutants in an independent German lab to ensure they meet our strict quality standards as well as HACCP food safety requirements. Likewise, the regions of Japan from which we source our teas are tested for radioactivity for every harvest.

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Cultivation & Processing

Uji is the cradle of Japanese tea culture and is considered the best tencha terroir in Japan. The mountain village of Wazuka is the heart of green tea cultivation in Uji; its reputation as a mecca for fine tea was established over 800 years ago. With the Wazuka River flowing through the picturesque village, drenching the region in a hazy morning mist at sunrise, it regularly tops the list of Japan's most beautiful villages. The soil and mountain slopes enable very good drainage, allowing water to run off quickly and thus causing no stress or damage to the tea plants' roots. This results in supple, thin tea leaves. Due to the cold winter and high humidity, the leaves grow at a slow pace and remain soft and deep in flavour for a long time. High-quality, pesticide-free teas are extremely rare in this region due to high competitive pressures, and it takes years of experience to achieve the harmonious umami that is so coveted. While most matchas are comprised of a blend of different cultivars, this matcha exclusively contains the intensely green Okumidori cultivar.

Single Origin

This tea is exclusively sourced from the above mentioned tea farm in Uji.

Sourced directly from the tea farmer.


Organic Certification


Brewing Guide

1-2 heaped tsp per 200-300ml (80-90°C) water. Stir well. Particularly suitable as a hojicha latte; just brew for a little longer and add any milk as desired.


High-quality, airtight, resealable standing zipper pouch with 9 protective layers to preserve flavour and protect against oxidation and contamination. The tea is vacuum packaged according to the highest standards in Japan, with a small quantity of nitrogen added to the package to protect against oxidation.

Recommended Teapot

This hojicha powder can be added directly to a Yunomi and diluted with hot water. Alternatively, a high-volume, earth-toned Dobin is recommended for making a larger amount of hojicha in style.

Recommended Storage

Ideally store in a quality tea caddy made from cherry tree bark (wooden, kabazaiku chazutsu) or an airtight, double-coated metal tin.

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