Called a "Houroku" (焙烙) in Japanese, this ceramic pot is perfect for making freshly roasted hojicha at home. The handle is hollow and serves as an easy serving spout to pour the freshly roasted green tea from without spilling. Pre-roasted hojicha is of course wonderful, but there are many aromatic compounds which are lost in storage and transit. By roasting your own tea at home you can fill your house with the incredible caramelizing smells of roasting tea and enjoy all the flavor your tea has to offer immediately.
How to Roast Hojicha:
- Place the dry tea in the pot and hold over medium-low heat while gently shaking the pot to move the dry leaves around for 1-2 min or until you are satisfied with the color and smell.
- Pour through the handle-spout into your kyusu and brew while fresh.
While you can roast any tea you want (or even nuts or rice etc), we recommend making hojicha yourself with kukicha or bancha green teas. Click here to see the Houroku in action.
- As this item is made from unglazed clay, wash with water and dry well after use.
- Scrub with a light brush (such as a toothbrush) if necessary.
- Do not use a harsh scrubber.
- Avoid the use of soap or detergents, as they may soak into the clay.
- Do not put in the dishwasher or microwave.
Hot Brew Preparation
Cold Brew Preparation
- Tokoname Ware
- Black Tea Roasting Pot
- Length: 10" including the handle
- Height: 3"
- Made in Aichi, Japan