Enjoyably flavourful and delightful, our range of Green Teas runs from the classic taste of pure Green Tea to the fruitiness of Strawberry and Kiwi Green Tea. 7. Hojicha takes its name from is the combination of the Japanese terms hoji, roasted,” and cha, tea.” The story behind hojicha is that a Kyoto tea merchant had an excess stock of green tea that he was an unable to sell off. Instead of wasting his stock, he roasted the leaves to quick public acclaim. To create hojicha, finished tea leaves or stems are roasted for a few minutes, turning them a dark brown. The result is a smooth tea with no astringency – making it ideal with meals.