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180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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  • “This is only my second time having hojicha, it reminds me a lot of genmaicha but less intense. Roasty toasty! There's just really nothing special about hojicha to me. If I wanted this taste,...” Read full tasting note
    pandamanda 1195 tasting notes
  • “Today I have been drinking cheap bagged tea because last night I burnt my tongue on some (presuambly) delicious Indian soup I made and it STILL hurts and my taste has been dulled :( Usually if I...” Read full tasting note
    paradigmamnesia 836 tasting notes
  • “I admittedly haven't had any other Hojicha's, but I rather enjoy this one. Doesn't taste too burnt - it's just nutty and toasty tasting. I used 2 level tsp in a 12 oz cup and did 2 steeps at...” Read full tasting note
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1195 tasting notes

This is only my second time having hojicha, it reminds me a lot of genmaicha but less intense. Roasty toasty!

There’s just really nothing special about hojicha to me. If I wanted this taste, I’d more likely go for genmaicha.

Kasumi no Chajin

I love both, interesting that I find genmai less intense :)

Kasumi no Chajin

I also just got in Den’s Houji-Genmaicha :D

charab

I love both of them, need to write on genmaicha soonish…I’m a sucker for roasted and smoky ones. Sigh. Tough life. But yeah, hojicha is more plain when compared to genmaicha, but then again it makes a very good companion tea for other flavors which one can enjoy in pastries and whatnot. Or a good tea for a good whiskey on the side. Whichever comes first.

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836 tasting notes

Today I have been drinking cheap bagged tea because last night I burnt my tongue on some (presuambly) delicious Indian soup I made and it STILL hurts and my taste has been dulled :(

Usually if I burn my tongue it feels fine the next day! This is too weird!

Stephanie

Having said all that, I do find this cheap Hojicha oddly comforting! The roastiness reminds me a bit of genmaicha :)

Dexter

Hmmm interesting, I have some hojicha I haven’t tried, really should dig that out and give it a go if it’s like genmaicha.

K S

Hope the burn heals quickly. I hate it when that happens. Yamamotoyama is one of my favorite cheapster steepsters and this hojicha has been in my stash for quite a while.

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I admittedly haven’t had any other Hojicha’s, but I rather enjoy this one. Doesn’t taste too burnt – it’s just nutty and toasty tasting. I used 2 level tsp in a 12 oz cup and did 2 steeps at about 1 minute and 2 minutes.

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180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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