We are honored to bring you the fruit of hard labor by our friends, the Hori family, a team of women who own and manage a 100-year-old tea plantation.
All hoji teas derive from the word hojiru, which means to 'roast' or 'toast'. This hoji tea is made of sen tea, the most popular type of Japanese green tea. Low in caffeine, we recommend a cup of this nutty, roasted tea during the afternoon or evening to wind down.
Along the slopes of the mountains in Wazuka lies rows of neatly trimmed terraces of tea bushes. With its fresh air and temperature variation during the day, it is the ideal climate for tea production. Two hectares, or five acres, of this region belong to Kirokuen, a tea plantation succeeded, owned, and managed by a mother and her two daughters.