aroma: yummy nutty, toasted brown rice….genmaicha has nothing on this!!
liquor: lovely clear golden brown, decadent
a roasted green tea that is redolent of puffed brown rice or even burnt rice krispies, so yummy!! what a fun green flavor profile, this is perfect. i’ve been meaning to try this for the longest time on account of its description, plus i always wondered what Hojicha tasted like anyway. well now i know!
i’m starting to think i’m a fan of Japanese greens, more so than Chinese ones, but we shall see. i still have a million teas to try before reaching any sort of substantial conclusion.
if you want to get the sensation of brown rice kernels popping by a fireplace, this is your tea. this also has a dried-grass, slightly bitter green tea taste lingering in the back, which is perfect for the toasted quality. i picture something like cracked wheat, popcorn or as mentioned before, puffed rice.
hellz to the yeah!! i also love Genmaicha & really wanted to acquire more of it since it has the green tea/brown rice flavor combination, but Hojicha does just fine! a very nice price given that it’s organic, too..
this will be another one of my go-to greens, if not the go-to green.