Hojo Tea

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This tea left a lasting impression. It’s aromatic and robust like a good long jing, but has more tannin and mineral notes. It’s sharp, flowery, grassy/herbal, and piney, with a very long sweet finish that reminds me of a good sheng pu’er. It’s refreshing sharpness is makes it a perfect morning pick-me-up. I’m thinking of getting more now to take advantage of the weak yen.

Flavors: Flowers, Herbs, Mineral, Pine, Vegetal

2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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A sencha made from 200-300 year old tea plants? Definitely worth trying. This wasn’t as “different” as I expected, but it was pleasant. Good lasting aftertaste, and it does indeed have a bit more of a minerality to it than a standard sencha, as the lengthy description of the tea on the vendor’s website suggests.

180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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The tuocha of the day came from Dag, thanks!
It’s a pleasantly sweet one, with a nice whole wheat crust’ kind of taste.
Later steeps feature some cedar as well, & I should have more to say about this, but but sorry, that’s all I got.
Oh, & this is my 3rd sip down of the day, with an remaining balance of 375 teas.

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Jummy oh so jummy for the tummy :)

Still the only Shu I like. Les oomph when brewed in a glazed pot with water from electric kettle. Still a nice earthy fruitiness! Smooth and somewhat sweet in contrast to the earth flavour. or is it peat? who knows?!?
Will stick to preparing this in a reductionfired pot with water from tetsubin.

Tomorrow i will try to try out a very nice sheng! While watching the Big bang theory of c ;)

Keep sipping tea and enjoy life when possible!

Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 14 OZ / 400 ML

Such a happy note to finish on :)
I wish you Happy Steeping Dag Wedin.

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1 piece / 360ml banko-yaki, Water from Kunzan tetsubin.
Followed Mr. Hojos instructions.
Unfortunatly only had time for two infusions.

Now im not a big fan of ripe pu-erh. Ivé only tried to prepare it gong-fu style in celadon and zini yixing. Both are soo soo match for shu.
I was given the recomendation to prerpare shu in a reduction fired pot using water from a tetsubin. And i must say the result was fantastic. The first shu ever that i truly enjoyed. I will try this with another sample shu ive had lying around for awhile.

The flavour was slightly earthy with a shockful of ripe fruit. A long aftertaste of fruit lingering. It left me wanting more…… A truly good experience!

Boiling 0 min, 15 sec

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drank Asahina Gyokuro by Hojo Tea
1 tasting notes

First genuine green tea for me. I was not a tea lover but growing older I like it more and more. This one taste really great.

180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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