1. Ideal for caffeine sensitivities
The roasting process does not affect the tea’s health benefits but instead burns away bitterness and caffeine.
Hojicha is LOW in caffeine-containing only 7.7mg
Roasted green tea is wonderful to drink after meals or in the evening.
2. Relives stressful days at the office or at home
While the warmth and savory aroma is calming, it’s the presence of L-Theanine that contributes to hojicha’s relaxing effects.
L-Theanine is an amino acid present in green tea that can ease symptoms of stress, depression, and anxiety.
3. Keeps your skin looking clear and youthful
Vitamin C contained within Hojicha roasted green tea works to lighten dark spots on the skin that are caused by acne scars and also to undo skin damage.
Vitamin C can also lighten the dark spots caused by age, as well as prevent wrinkles and restore the elasticity of the skin that is lost over time.
4. Fights colds and keeps your immune system strong
The polyphenols that green tea contains have antiviral properties that assist in killing bacteria.
Hojicha roasted green tea also contains vitamins (Vitamin A, C, and E) that are known to fight against the common cold, regulate the immune system, prevent scurvy, and even reverse the effects of a compromised immune system.
Studies have also found that hojicha may lower the risk of cancer by blocking carcinogens and inhibiting cancer cell growth.
5. Supports a happy and healthy heart
The catechins in green tea help regulate blood pressure and cholesterol. This lowers the risk of cardiovascular diseases, strokes, and inflammation of major arteries. But that’s not all – green tea also contains Vitamin E, an important component, which aids in preventing blood clots.
6. Boosts your metabolism while helping with digestion
Catechins found in hojicha roasted green tea boosts the body’s metabolism, which promotes weight loss and increases your body’s calorie use, leading to fat burn.
7. Protects your teeth
Hojicha is also known to help improve oral health thanks to the polyphenols contained in its leaves. The antioxidant EGCG, present in all green teas, aids in preventing cavities and bad breath.
The polyphenols in green tea reduce the occurrence of gingivitis and gum disease from developing.
8. Alleviate (and prevent!) swelling pain from arthritis
The very same polyphenols that prevent inflammatory gum diseases can also aid those who suffer from the aches and pains of arthritis.
Hojicha roasted green tea will not only decrease inflammation in the joints but also prevent further damage to those joints.