Tasting of Japanese Hojicha Teas with Asako Steward

A morning tasting 3 Japanese Hojicha teas with Asako Stweard, UKTA Tutor and Japan Tea Ambassador to the UK.

Saturday 2nd December 10am – 12pm
Zoom Webinar
Tickets from £30

Included in the ticket price is delivery of 3 Hojicha teas (from Suzuki Seicha – whose teas just won Highly Commended awards at this year’s Leafies!) to taste together during the event.

Hojicha is widely enjoyed all over Japan as an everyday tea. People drink it with sweets, after eating a meal, or after playing sports to rehydrate. Many people even give Hojicha to babies in their bottle!

Although Hojicha is often regarded as a common drink, Mr. Suzuki of Suzuki seicha is taking Hojicha seriously. His tea is grown organically and first flush leaves are used. In this class, UKTA Tutor and Japanese tea expert Asako Steward will introduce you to three of Mr. Suzuki’s Hojichas: light, medium, and deep roast. Suzuki Seicha’s white and green teas just won Highly commended awards at this year’s Leafies International Tea Awards!

Hojicha is a green tea but it is brown in appearance because it is roasted after processing. Just like coffee, the roasting time and temperature determine the taste of Hojicha.

After tasting these expertly made Hojichas, you will see that this inexpensive everyday tea is so much more interesting than you think!

This event is for everyone: whether you know nothing about Japanese tea, and want to start learning, or even if you know your stuff and just want the opportunity to taste some high-quality Hojichas direct from Japan, selected by an expert.


About Asako Steward

Asako is a true expert in Japanese tea. She is a Qualified Senior Tea Instructor with the Japan Tea Association (for black tea) and was appointed Japan Tea Ambassador to the UK in 2017. She has been running independent courses about tea in the UK and Japan for the past 20 years. In 2018 Asako established Tea Academy Japan.

She shares her vast knowledge on our Tea Sommelier course and will tutor our upcoming Japanese Tea Masterclass.

What will I need?

  1. Your phone, computer or tablet to join the webinar via Zoom
  2. Brewing equipment (kettle, teapot etc.) and a surface on which to brew the teas during the webinar

Prices (Includes VAT and shipping costs)

  • UK: £30
  • EU: £35
  • Rest of World: £45

Please note: International Bookings close 3 weeks before the event, to allow time for postage and packing of the teas. UK bookings close 1 week before the event.

Things to know

  • We cannot ship to PO Boxes
  • Once teas have been shipped, we cannot refund the ticket price if you cannot attend.

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