Green tea that consists mostly of stems (Karigane) is roasted over a hot flame to produce Houjicha. The popularity of our ‘Kaori Fumi’ Houjicha is said to be its noticeably nutty and mesquite taste. The roasting process lowers the caffeine content of the tea leaves, so if you are looking for a low-caffeinated green tea, this is a wonderful choice! In the summer, please boil the leaves for 30 seconds and refrigerate before adding some ice cubes. This will make a delicious and amazingly refreshing summer beverage.