Store in a cool, dry place.
Ingredients: Organically grown roasted green tea
Clearspring Organic Hojicha Roasted Green Tea is grown in the hills around Kyoto, famous for having the ideal climatic and soil conditions to produce some of the best quality teas in Japan. The subtle smoky flavour comes from using selected mature leaves which are specially prepared by our expert tea producers. The leaves are gently roasted and directly packed to seal in the full flavour.
Third Generation Tea Family from Kyoto, Japan
In the hills around Kyoto, the third generation of the Nagata family use special organic methods, known as Nature Farming, to produce a range of exquisite green teas for Clearspring.
The ancient farming approach used by the Nagatas builds up soil vitality by maintaining a semi-wild environment, where the plants are not overly protected and gain nourishment from repeated applications of compost made from tea clippings and dried leaves, which together with regular mulching helps control weed growth and maintain soil moisture.
Whilst most tea farmers spray their plants with pesticides and herbicides 15-20 times a year, the Nagatas' tea bushes have a vigour that enables them to thrive without chemical inputs.
The Nagatas' yields may be lower than average but their plants have far less mould and blight. They remain productive for up to 40 years, twice as long as the typical tea bush treated with chemicals.
As well as growing tea, the Nagatas undertake the skilful blanching, drying and roasting processes to bring out the unique flavours of each individual blend.