Used more leaf, less water than I usually would. Has a taste largely unlike other green teas. It’s somewhat savory, but hard to describe. It tastes like a food I’ve had. And also a little like genmaicha. It almost has a note of caramel but without the sticky sweetness. Its a nice, almost woody version of that taste.
Organic Houjicha Green Tea
This organic Houjicha (also spelled “Hojicha”) green tea is roasted to perfection to produce an amber infusion with flavors of toasted grain and honey, with a pleasant buckwheat aroma. Although this is truly a green tea (in that it lacks oxidation), the leaves are turned brown during the roasting process. According to Japanese research, roasted green tea is lower in caffeine and beneficial to the digestive and circulatory systems. This tea can be brewed with hotter water than most green teas and is devoid of astringency. Unlike many “Japanese” green teas available in the United States, this organic Houjicha is actually grown in Japan.
Sustainability is a cornerstone of Arbor Teas’ business philosophy. In addition to offering an exclusively organic selection of teas, they recently became the first tea company to offer their whole catalog in 100% backyard compostable packaging. They’ve also carbon-offset the entire supply chain of their products, from origin to the customer, making Arbor Teas the greenest option for Earth-conscious tea drinkers, and one of few tea companies recognized by Green America.