Organic Kagoshima Hojicha
A superior first flush organic hojicha green tea from Kagoshima that is made, not from late harvest leaves as so many hojicha are, but instead from first harvest spring leaves and a small percentage of stems.
Organic hojicha made from first harvest leaf material is not all that uncommon in Japan. In fact, the organic growers we deal with pretty much always present first harvest hojicha in their tea range because they know it offers vastly superior taste and aroma to the very cheap late harvest hojicha teas on the market.
This one is certainly no exception to the above rule, and has a very delicious distinctive sweet-roast taste and aroma, and is not bitter, astringent, smokey, or flat at all. Can be enjoyed year round, but is especially nice and comforting in the fall or winter months. It can also be prepared and enjoyed cold during the summertime!