Dangerously Toasty! Recieved this sample with the Shin-Cha that I won from the Steepster contest! Thanks for shipping to Canada Maeda-En! Why did I choose this one to try first? Because Houji-cha seemed fun to say at the time. So the tea smelled very roastey toastey a bit like coffee. It seemed very thin and seemed to seep out of the tea bag a little bit. The taste was as toasty as the pungent smell, a tad bitter and at times grassy. Very good for coffee and tea lovers a like because it has a bit of both in terms of flavoring. For a tea bag pretty impressed with the variety of flavors makes me intrigued to try the other samples sent to me!
Funny Dialogue I had with my mom after enjoying this tea:
Me: "Houji-Cha is fun to say! Houji-Cha Houji-Cha Houji-Cha!!! :) "
Mom: Well that’s nice just put your cup in the dishwash-Cha!
LOL I love my mom
Houji-cha (Premium Tea Bag)
Craving a good cup of toasty tea, but not in the mood to deal with the mess? We have just the solution for you!
Maeda-en is proud to offer you deliciousness and convenience all at the same time: crushed Houji-cha (roasted green tea) leaves are packed in mesh pyramid bags for the maximum steeping & easy clean up. It brews the beautiful dark amber, and tastes just like a whole leaf brew!
Brew 1 tea bag in 8 oz of par-boil water, and swish around for 30 seconds to up to a minute. For a great cold-brew, stick one tea bag in a bottle of water and shake vigorously!