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Spot52 select said

Hoji Cha Amount

Generally I use 1 Tsp. for 6 oz. of Hoji. In haste, I grabbed the TBSP measure instead. I really enjoyed the outcome. Any other Hoji drinkers out there want to explain the amount they use?

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Cofftea said

I’ve only had Ho Ji Cha once (sadly it’s one of the 2 Japanese greens I just don’t like), but I steeped my samples, as I do all my Japanese greens, using the suggested parameters on the Den’s Tea website (http://www.denstea.com/perfect_brewing.html): 4 oz of boiling water (I actually use just below boiling- about 210 degrees), 2g of tea, steeped for 30 seconds.

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TeaGranny said

I use a generous amount of Hoji Cha also. Probably about a Tbsp per cup. I do the same with Genmaicha ;)

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Brittany said

I second the Den’s tea brewing parameters. 2 g per 4 oz for 30 seconds turns out really nicely and holds up well to an additional 15 second resteeping.

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Shadowleaf said

I use a lot of leaves; around two tablespoons for 2,5 dl of water, I think. Then I let it brew for 30 seconds in almost boiling water. In my experience, a good amount of leaves usually results in a good and rich brew.

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Spot52 select said

Cool. Thanks for all the input y’all. It is fun playing around with brewing parameters.

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Cole said

I usually use 2 heaping tablespoons per cup and it comes out fine — I don’t think you can really oversteep a good houjicha. The “traditional” way is to boil a kettle full of water and tea, so make it strong, I say!

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