The odds are that you already know what matcha is, but have you ever heard of hojicha? All to know about the benefits of this powdered Japanese tea.
If you haven’t heard of hojicha, maybe it would be helpful to describe it as a sister to matcha. It is a type of Japanese green tea that you can use for a latte or an after-dinner tea. The main difference is that it is roasted rather than stone-ground, this gives it a red or brown color. However, this is not the only difference between matcha and hojicha.
Differences between hojicha and matcha
Matcha only exists as a powder made with ground Tencha green tea leaves. Hojicha comes in two forms a loose-leaf tea or powder.
Matcha is also high in caffeine content, but hojicha is low –this makes it an excellent drink to unwind.
Regarding its taste, matcha could be a bit bitter, and hojicha has a smoky, nutty and sweet taste.
Benefits of drinking hojicha
Why would you choose to drink hojicha? Well, hojicha is said to be a stress reliever because of its L-theanine content, a compound that is really useful to ease anxiety. It also offers free radical protection because it's packed it antioxidants and it can also boost your metabolism and promote blood circulation.
Now that you know the potential benefits of hojicha, will you give it a try?
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