Hoji-cha Roasted Green Tea

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190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 15 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “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
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  • “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
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  • “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
    ThomasSmith 93 tasting notes
  • “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...” Read full tasting note
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From Yamamotoyama

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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22 Tasting Notes

1805 tasting notes

Following a cup of black with a cup of green, because variety is awesome!

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11 tasting notes

First hojicha and I quite like it. Quite different than green or black tea.

190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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27 tasting notes

Nice roasted, smoky flavor. Delicious to warm up with at night since it has little caffeine.

I use near boiling water, for only 30 seconds.

200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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213 tasting notes

180 F 2 min; resteep 3 min. Golden infusion, flavors of moss, smoke, touch of caramel. Hoji-cha is traditional Japanese “roasted green tea.” To me, its uniqueness lies precisely in that counterpoint of greenness to toastiness. These tea leaves were harvested in Uji and Shizuoka, Japan.

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80 tasting notes

Nice and toasty. Did 2 steeps for 1:30 and 2:00, 1 tsp for a 7oz cup at 180 degrees.

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60 tasting notes

Steeped 180 F water for 2 and a half minutes. This is a standard loose leaf Hoji-cha, maybe a little bland. Still enjoyable.

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