Gyokuro and Sencha are
sorted into leaf, stem and powder during processing.
Green tea that consists
mostly of the stem (Karigane) then is roasted over a high flame to extract a savory
fragrance and is called Houjicha.
This type of tea is suitable as a side beverage
during your meal as it clears your mouth and has a balancing effect for greasy
meals. Because of its low caffeine content, it is also recommendable for children
and can be consumed before bedtime.
cooled with ice it makes a perfect drink for those hot summer days!