What is the Difference Between Hojicha & Matcha?

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Hojicha Vs Matcha


Hojicha or matcha are both Japanese green teas, but there are numerous contrasts between the two. Here’s a correlation of their most remarkable attributes.


Matcha is of splendid green color, particularly when it is of formal evaluation. The lower the evaluation, the less dynamic the color of matcha powder becomes. In contrast to conventional Japanese green teas, hojicha has a rosy darker color. The shade of hojicha marginally changes relying upon the gathering date, cooking level, and whether it is produced using Sencha (unshaded green tea), Bancha (regular green tea), or Kukicha (twig tea).


The green tea leaves utilized for the two teams are first steamed, and afterward dried. Matcha is made by stone-crushing level dried tea leaves (Tencha) into a fine green powder. Hojicha is made by gradually broiling firmly rolled dried tea leaves, stems, stalks, or twigs bringing about a free leaf tea. Hojicha can likewise be ground into a fine powder.


New matcha has a vegetal smell, as not out of the ordinary from its energetic green color. As a simmered green tea, hojicha has a relieving, practically helpful hearty and smoky fragrance. Tea retailers frequently mix hojicha to draw in clients into their stores.


While lower grade matcha tastes severe, stately evaluation matcha has an appetizing umami flavor. Our Hojichaa Gold Roast additionally has a wonderful umami flavor, which is supplemented by smoky undercurrents. Hojicha Dark Roast tastes bolder and has a rich, smoky, and normally sweet flavor. The adaptable Hojicha Powder has a sweet and smoky flavor. All sharpness is expelled from hojicha when the green tea leaves are cooked.

Caffeine content

Matcha has around 3.2 g of caffeine per 100 g, making it ideal for early mornings. Hojicha has just 0.13 g of caffeine per 100 g and can be appreciated later in the day. The low caffeine content is accomplished by utilizing portions of the tea plant that are normally low caffeine and because of the high warmth utilized during the simmering procedure.

Tea readiness

Matcha is set up in a chawan (tea bowl) with warm water, a strainer, and a bamboo whisk. Water more sultry than 80°C will sear the matcha and leave it tasting harsh. In the first place, water is filled the bowl to warm it and afterward disposed of. At that point, the matcha is filtered into the bowl utilizing a strainer to maintain a strategic distance from any knots. At last, matcha is completely broken down by whisking it enthusiastically until a layer of froth shows up.

Free leaf hojichaa is made by soaking tea leaves for as meager as 30 seconds in 90°C water. The intense flavor of hojicha extends in boiling water, however, it may turn unpleasant whenever left to soak for a really long time. The broiled green tea leaves can be set legitimately into a teapot or in a tea injecter. Hojicha can be injected up to multiple times to separate all the flavor from the tea leaves. Hojicha tastes best as it cools and occupies the rooms with its quieting smell.

Hojichaa powder can be set up in a tea bowl adhering to indistinguishable guidelines from for getting ready matcha powder.

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