Houji-Cha Roasted (Traditional Series)

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Green Tea
Ingredients
Green Tea Leaves
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180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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  • “I found this at the Asian Market in the area. I wanted to try it since the Houji-Cha is a component of Dr. Tea's Coffee tea and wanted to taste it separately. I love the light roasted aroma and...” Read full tasting note
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    thedjbooth 357 tasting notes
  • “I tend to steep this Houji-Cha a little longer than the 30 sec recommended time. I prefer: 2 min 30 sec @ 175 degrees Fahrenheit. This produces a pale amber colored cup, with a light honeysuckle...” Read full tasting note
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    Pureleaf 134 tasting notes
  • “Nicely toasted, more robust than their usual green tea. Only thing is, if I'm drinking houji-cha, I find myself really wanting genmai-cha. That's probably just me, though. ” Read full tasting note
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    janniverse 58 tasting notes

From Maeda-en

Our every-day Sen-cha, roasted to perfection! Maeda-en’s Traditional Houji-cha is a highly aromatic tea with robust, caramelized toasty flavor. It’s great as a palate cleanser, and is great for everyday drinking.

To brew, bring a pot of water to a boil. Steep 1 tbsp of leaves in 1 cup (8-12 oz) of hot water for about 30 seconds, and enjoy.

About Maeda-en View company

Maeda-En has been in business for the last 25 years as an importer, manufacturer and wholesaler of green tea & green tea desserts. Our Japanese grown, fresh quality green teas are shipped directly from our production factory in Japan to the states and then world-wide.

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I found this at the Asian Market in the area. I wanted to try it since the Houji-Cha is a component of Dr. Tea’s Coffee tea and wanted to taste it separately. I love the light roasted aroma and flavor of this tea. It mixes well with Oolongs and black teas that I have in my cupboard. This morning I added it to English Breakfast and threw in a few french roast beans and made a nice coffee tea. It’s very reasonably priced too and adds a nice variety to my tea cupboard.

SimplyJenW

Hi….
I am from the same area. Can I ask where the Asian Market of which you speak is located?
Thanks!

The DJBooth

Miles road it’s called CAM Asian market. I love it. So many teas and things you don’t find anywhere else in cleveland.

SimplyJenW

Thank you! I will be planning a trip there very soon!

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I tend to steep this Houji-Cha a little longer than the 30 sec recommended time. I prefer: 2 min 30 sec @ 175 degrees Fahrenheit. This produces a pale amber colored cup, with a light honeysuckle nectar with a lasting toasted almond notes. Reminds me of a weaker Phoenix Dan Cong oolong; also, lingers like some the dark teas (pu-erhs). This is a great option for one that wants to mix it up a bit and still stay with a straight tea.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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Nicely toasted, more robust than their usual green tea. Only thing is, if I’m drinking houji-cha, I find myself really wanting genmai-cha. That’s probably just me, though.

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