I can’t get enough of this stuff. I love the the popped rice flavor like no other. Also recently ordered that popular Ryokucha tea from Samovar which also has the rice. I think I’ll become as addicted to that as I am to this blend. I really put a lot of tea into my infuser tonight.. I was feeling a thick cup. And nevertheless, I got what I wanted. On my third steep currently. MMmm.
52 Tasting Notes
Not bad today Hojicha, not bad. Certainly doing some work on my taste buds today for some reason. I’m honestly not that big of a fan of this stuff on most days but I think I was just craving some smoky nutty ness. Neverless, I’ve had about three cups already.. my mouth doesn’t lie. Steeped for about 3 minutes, first time @2, but I’m thinking 3 is the golden number. Kinda want some BBQ now..
When I started drinking this stuff, I didn’t think I was a fan of white tea. However I think my palette has changed since then :) This stuff goes down really smooth and has such a sweet aftertaste. I added a good amount of tea from my sampler to my infuser.. I’m almost out now. Either way, for some reason tonight (mood, lighting? xD) my opinions have changed.
Enjoying my third steep of these buttery spinachy goodness. Seriously, I can’t get enough. I need to order more! In my opinion, this tea is such a staple in every green tea drinker’s cabinet, although I’ve never tried any other blends. Any other recommendations other than Adagios? Steeped for about 2 minutes will a little over 2 teaspoons in 16oz of good old hot water. Best combination in terms of taste in my opinion. Mmm.
Enjoying a cup (or three) of this right now. Tasting great tonight; let it steep for over 3 minutes to really get some flavor. I’m pleased with the result. Classic green tea goodness. Diggin the rice.
Nothing like a great matcha latte! I think Matcha is a great choice for people who want to start getting into drinking more green tea. For one, it’s not as intense or off putting; usually drinking good green teas is sort of an acquired taste, or at least that is how it was with me. (and now I can’t get enough of it :D) When mixed with hot milk, or some added sugar even, this can be a terrific drink for all tea drinkers, new and old. I personally enjoy it with skim or soy milk, for the healthiest blend. Now to try that Mandarin Matcha everyone has been raving about…
I was out today and stopped at a cafe on campus with my girlfriend. Was feeling a green tea so I picked this one up. I’ve had it before, but this was definitely the best cup yet. Steeped for about 3 minutes I believe. Result was a light tea with a hint of mint. I really enjoyed it.. it’s making me want another cup right now. Green tea taste is definitely there, and the mint is not overpowering but rather sweet. I highly recommend it.
I don’t know why I keep making this. I’m really not a fan. I just find the flavor completely bland and lacking, no matter how much tea I add. I tossed well over 3 teaspoons into 16oz of water but still the lemon flavor was light. Steeped for about 2 minutes. Eh. It’s not that bad, but I just personally don’t like the lightness of this tea.
Finally got the gist of this tea. Steep’d for about 2 minutes with a little over 2 teaspoons in 16oz of water. Really brought the smokiness out and gave it a real, smooth spinachy flavor. This was surprisingly buttery as well. Re order? MM yes.
Not bad tonight. I wanted something a little sweet and this hit the spot. I added a couple heaping spoonfulls to 16 oz of water, steeped for 2:30. Pretty nice, LIGHT tea. Sweet aftertaste. I think I’ll add even more tea to next steep and try to squeeze some more flavor out.
I grabbed a bag of this this morning and got a cup of “warm” water from one of the campus coffee shops. Needless to say, I thought it was going to steep terribly with this warm cup of water, but actually the opposite happened. For once I actually tasted the peach flavors in this. I’ve never tasted it before and it was quite good. Steeped for about 3 minutes I believe. I’m now a fan again.
There’s something funny about this tea; I don’t think it’s that amazing while I’m drinking it, but about 10 or so minutes afterwards I get this craving in my mouth of wanting more. I don’t know what it is :) hah. Anyway, steeped for about 2:30 the second time around and this seemed to bring out the flavor a bit more. This tea smells like lemon, but I’ve learned smells can be deceiving. It’s primarily a standard green tea with a very, VERY light lemon taste. Aftertaste is sweet however.
Had this for the second time this morning; needless to say, I found it much tastier. I think adding more leaves helped a lot, although I’m still not a big fan. I steeped it for about 4 minutes this time, and it made the tea much darker. It tasted a lot thicker as well. In terms of smokeyness, the roasted flavor in the description was there this time around. I guess I got the steep time/amount right. Definitely tasted that charcoal flavor. Not my favorite, but nicer than my last brew.
Best steep yet without a doubt. Rice/popcorn flavor is the first thing I taste, with a green tea-ish after taste. I like how the rice hits the tongue first. Put a little over 2 teaspoons into 16oz of water, seems like just the right amount. Steeped for 3:30. Enjoying. Right. Now.
Everytime I make a cup of this I think it’s herbal tea..so I steep it like it is until I realize, wait NO! It’s green AND white! Then it’s too late. Steeped a little too long today..I think I could do with 3 minutes. This tea is a little deceiving only that I think the strong smell= strong peach taste but regardless, the taste of green tea is there with a hint of peach. I like it.
Second time making this; results are far better. I used a little more tea, about two heaping teaspoons full. Resulted in a bolder flavor which I enjoy. Steeped for around 3:30, but I feel like 3 minutes flat would suffice. The buttery flavor is really there now, and I do enjoy it a lot :) Reminds me of buttered spinach. Just going to get one steep out of this one as I’m in a bit of a rush, but at least now I found out my preferences for this tea :)
First of all, this stuff smells delicious once the tin is popped. I steeped the first time around 3 minutes at a lower temperature and second time for 4 minutes at a higher temp. First steep brought out the flavor more. I think it was the cooler temp.
Taste isn’t as strong as I thought it was; I think I was predicting a strong peach flavor like those found in a herbal tea. Regardless, there was a light peach flavor which was very smooth and left a nice sweet aftertaste. Brews a light yellow. Definitely going to reorder. :)
Pretty earthy in my opinion; didn’t taste much of the nutty/sweet flavor the description has. I’ve heard great things about Hojicha and I was eager to try it, but this hasn’t convinced me yet. I’ll have to try another.
First steep was very subtle lemon flavor; scent was definitely there. At first it tasted like lemon flavored water, but perhaps if I try at a lower temp it will yield different results. I’ll try this on second steep. Regardless, nice and smooth.
This did it for me in terms of green tea. The first steep of about 4 minutes hit the spot, second @ 3 wasn’t strong enough for my taste.. and nothing is cooler then watching the rolled up leaves explode in my infuser >t matter much. The longer steep definitely created a darker tea, which I enjoy personally. I like being able to taste the tea, not get a hint of it.
Great staple for any tea drinker. Must have.