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Organic Houjicha Gold

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Edit tea info Last updated by Jen
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185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 15 sec

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  • “I love this tea - the taste of seaweed is amazing, it's there, but it's subtle and beautiful. This tea would be delicious with a light fish dish (obviously it would be perfect with sushi). It's a...” Read full tasting note
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    jenfarnell 9 tasting notes
  • “I bought this tea out of curiosity from my local coffee shop. (the package says 'toasted seaweed and raw sesame flavors - intriguing!) The smell is... not appealing. It's exactly like the smell of...” Read full tasting note
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    dgobi 14 tasting notes

From Idle Tea Company

Organic Houjicha Gold Green Tea
Harvest Season: Second flush, 2010
Leaf Style: Green Yabukita, mildly roasted
Region: Shizuoka Japan

Toasted Seaweed and Raw Sesame Flavours

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I love this tea – the taste of seaweed is amazing, it’s there, but it’s subtle and beautiful. This tea would be delicious with a light fish dish (obviously it would be perfect with sushi). It’s a very dark brown colour for green tea, but lovely and toasty tasting. Yum!!

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185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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I bought this tea out of curiosity from my local coffee shop. (the package says ‘toasted seaweed and raw sesame flavors – intriguing!) The smell is… not appealing. It’s exactly like the smell of musty old hay.

Steeped this for about 1 minute (will do multiple steeps of this I think) with water just shy of boiling and ended up with a nice, dark liquor. The taste is surprisingly pleasant, considering the smell. It tastes very caramelized and I definitely get the sesame flavors. Thankfully no notes of seaweed, at least for me. If you told me this tea was made from toasted sesame seeds I’d believe it – it’s like no other green I’ve had. It is a very tasty, rich tea which I would definitely buy again.

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180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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