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Another from my Steepster Selects box!

I was hesitant with this one because of the smokiness. I’ve smelled a few off-puttingly strong smoky black teas before and didn’t like that at all, so I was wary of a smoky Houjicha. I really shouldn’t have been. This is delicious. Absolutely delicious. It is perfect on a dreary cold afternoon (we get a lot of those in Halifax this time of year), and the roasting takes the caffeine out so that makes it great in the evenings as well. It steeps up beautifully and with no bitterness that can sometimes happen with other greens. The smoky flavors are muted in the steeped tea, but are still there in a sweet delicious way.

I think this one might be one of my new favourite greens. SUPER glad to have received this one since I know I would have by-passed it simply because of the smoky roast if I had come across it in a tea shop.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 45 sec
Uniquity

Interesting – I didn’y realize you were in Halifax! I am inside and warm at work, but I thought this afternoon looked beautiful and snowy, at least until it got mega dark about an hour ago.

sarai

Yes indeed! I’m in the city for university. The afternoon I was referring to was a few days prior to the post actually, one of the damp rainy ones.

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Uniquity

Interesting – I didn’y realize you were in Halifax! I am inside and warm at work, but I thought this afternoon looked beautiful and snowy, at least until it got mega dark about an hour ago.

sarai

Yes indeed! I’m in the city for university. The afternoon I was referring to was a few days prior to the post actually, one of the damp rainy ones.

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