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Recipe: How to Make Hojicha from Expired Japanese Green Tea Leaves

DID YOU KNOW…. you can also make hojicha from leftover, “expired” gyokuro or sencha? 

Simply roast the “expired” gyokuro or sencha in a (preferably) clay pot over heat for a few minutes, watch the leaves turn brown and wait for a nutty, roasted aroma to fill the air! This is basically “hojicha”.