How To Roast Tea Leaves
This method is suitable for all loose tea varieties including green tea, known as Hojicha a delightful Japanese Tea. Experiment with different tea varieties and levels of toasting to see which you prefer and create your own tea roasting recipes.
- You will need the Caversham Mill Ceramic Tea Roaster. This is made up of three parts, the roaster, funnel (handle of the roaster) and cooker stand.
- Light the tealight candle and place in the cooker stand.
- Pre-heat the roaster for a minute or so.
- Pour the leaves into the roaster through the funnel and place on the heat source.
- Agitate the leaves constantly to avoid burning.
- Use a cloth over the handle to avoid burning your hand during the process.
- As soon as smoke is evidenced with a sweet toasty fragrance, your leaves are ready for use. This process should take no more than a few minutes.
- Avoid over toasting the leaves as this will result in a burned leaf and flavor.
- Pour the roasted leaves via the funnel into a teapot with a strainer.
- Pour boiling water over gently with a goose neck kettle to control the flow.
- Serve your delightful roasted tea and enjoy.