Hojicha is a Japanese green tea, known for its distinctive way of preparation, in which it is roasted in a porcelain pot over charcoal. Similarly, Matcha is a finely ground powder of green tea leaves, widely consumed within Japan.
What are the best Matcha & Hojicha snacks?
Matcha & Hojicha are commonly incorporated into the creation of traditional Japanese foods, due to their similar origins. Some of our favourite Matcha & Hojicha snacks include:
- 1. Calia Matcha all day is the ultimate package for the green tea lover! It combines a range of popular Matcha & green tea inspired snacks and alcoholic beverages.
- 2. Calia Matcha & Hojicha Artisan Cashew spread bundle of 2 combines variations of the handcrafted Australian cashew spreads, created using Uji Hojicha and Matcha direct from Kyoto, Japan. We recommend the spreads on toast, banana bread and crackers!
- 3. Japanese Matcha Kit Kats &Hojicha Kit Kats are the perfect snack for your sweet tooth! Kit Kat combines their widely loved traditional chocolate with flavours of Matcha and Hojicha to create a mouth watering snack!
What is the difference between Matcha & Hojicha?
Despite both originating from Japanese green teas,Matcha andHojicha share many differences. Initially, the teas present vast colour differences- Matcha is of bright green tones while Hojicha has a dark reddish-brown colour, although both slightly alter depending on harvest times and quality.
Both of the teas alter in appearance as they undertake different grinding processes. Matcha powder involves stone-grinding flat dried tea leaves, in which a fine green powder is formed. Whereas Hojicha traditionally involves slowly roasting tightly rolled dried leaves, stems and stalks which creates a loose leaf tea. Hojicha is commonly ground to create a fine powder.
The taste is a large difference amongst Matcha and Hojicha. Matcha that is of high-quality tends to be slightly sweet with a savoury base flavour, whereas lower grade matcha generally has a bitter taste. Hojicha embodies a naturally sweet taste, with nutty elements.
The caffeine content in Matcha is quite high, being similar to that of a coffee at around 70mg per cup. However, Hojicha tea has a low caffeine content, with around 8mg of caffeine per serving.
Where can I buy traditional Matcha & Hojicha inspired foods?
Take advantage of Calia’s friendly & knowledgeable staff bothin store andonline when purchasing your favourite Japanese inspired Matcha & Hojicha snacks. Convenientlyorder takeaway online to be enriched with the authentic Japanese culture from the comfort of your home, ormake a reservation at your preferred Calia restaurant.Shop online today to enjoy free standard shipping for domestic orders over $120.