First hojicha and I quite like it. Quite different than green or black tea.
“Loose Appearance: large bicolored brown twigs, Aroma when Dry: earthy, twiggy, hints of grass After water is first poured: earthy, roasty, slight twiggy note At end of steep: warm, roasty,...” Read full tasting note
“I noticed that all the postings are about how this tea tastes hot and since it is summer time, I thought I would try this tea chilled. I recently went on a tea shopping spree and wanted to try a...” Read full tasting note
“Not really worth the effort of brewing, but still not so bad that I finished three small cups. Brewed 4g per 100mL water at 95C for three infusions 30-15-30 sec. Made ten other preparations, but...” Read full tasting note
“brewed 95degree for 3min, surprised how different reviews this tea has! actually i'm on the side of positives as i love this roasted, 'salty' smell, it remains me a flavor of roasted sea salt or...” Read full tasting note
Hoji-cha is a roasted green tea. The roasting process alters the leaf color to a reddish brown and reduces the amount of caffeine. The result yields a fresh and smooth tasting tea.
To brew, use 3 grams (approx. 1tbsp) in 200-240ml (approx. 1 cup) at 80°C – 90°C (176°F – 194°F) for 0.5 – 1 min.
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