Houjicha Green tea leaf | Camellia sinensis | Organic


Houjicha green tea has a lovely seaweed taste, not bitter at all. Houjicha is a region in Japan where they roasted their green tea leaves in a different way to the traditional steaming that has spread around Asia since. Green tea leaves are grown in the sun and picked early. This gives it a unique flavour and health benefits.

Tea has a long history of use dating back over 5000 years and been used medicinally in many Asian countries. It has now been verified by research that the antioxidants in Green tea confer health benefits to the cardiovascular system, brain, digestion and metabolic system. If we look at the number of phytochemical constituents we can see why. Green tea, which is the unoxidised leaf of Camellia sinensis, contains nearly 4000 bioactive compounds, with the health promoting effects largely attributed to the catechins, together with the flavonols which make up approximately 30-40% of green tea fresh leaf dry weight.

These effects have been shown to improve cognition, reduce cardiovascular disease, prevent certain cancers and a reduce the risk of obesity in daily users. (1) (2) (3) (4)

A simple cup of tea every day can do wonders for your health espeically as a preventative therapy.

All of our teas are organic or wild harvested from natural surroundings. Enjoy!

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Green tea houjicha organic


Catechins – epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), epigallocatechin (EGC), epicatechin gallate (ECG), epicatechin (EC), Flavonoids – kaempferol, quercetin, myricetin, proanthocyanidins, Xanthine alkaloids – caffeine, theobromine, theophylline, Amino acids – theanine, glutamic acid, Tannins.


Antioxidant, Anti-inflammatory, Cardioprotective, Hypolipidaemic, Antiatherosclerotic, Anti-diabetic, Anti-obesity, Anticarcinogenic, Neuroprotective, Antiaging


This herb has GRAS rating {Generally Recognised as Safe}. Avoid when anaemic as the tannins in green tea can inhibit iron absortion. Caffeine may overstimulate some people, interfere with the sleep cycle or exacerbate anxiety.


Steep 1 small teaspoon of green tea 2-3 minutes with (below) boiling water. Reuse leaves 2-3 times until spent.


30 grams, 50 grams, 100 grams, 200 grams

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