After brewing, the oils visibly shift on the surface of the cuppa.
The aroma is exemplar of hojicha, sweet and floral, almost fruity. Very strong, so much that it wanders about the room.
It has an immediately sweet taste, much the same as the nose, followed by a delicious roasted flavor – not a trace of smoke. A delicate sencha seems to play briefly before collapsing. It’s as though the roasting process were occurring in your mouth.
This is a very good hojicha! The most flavorful I’ve had in a long while.
A second infusion is nearly as good as the first (second infusion brewed @ 200F)
(Prepared with 12g/16oz)
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec