Unlike most houjicha which is made from lower-quality bancha, Zansho is made by roasting first flush sencha leaves and stems, resulting in a deep, full-bodied tea. The leaves give Zansho its punch and body with the stems providing a touch of sweetness. With a well-developed roast, this houjicha is strong enough to pair with meals yet complex enough to be enjoyed on its own.
Meet the Producer
Azuma Chaen (東茶園)
We're working with small tea farmers who are passionate about their craft, and working towards a goal—whether it's to preserve and perfect age-old traditions, to experiment and push the boundaries of Japanese tea, or to create a more sustainable and biodynamic future for the industry.