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I had a small single-serving packet of this from the 3 Leaf hojicha powder sampler that I bought a few months ago. After thinking about it a bit, I decided to prepare it cold brewed as the lemon sounded like it would be quite refreshing. So I shook the contents of the packet (about two teaspoons) with 16 ounces of water and a few ice cubes.
I love iced hojicha, so I find this quite tasty! It’s almost like an iced hojicha lemonade. The lemon flavor is sweet and somewhat candylike, but also has a nice bit of zing to it. I’m not really getting much of a honey flavor, more of a lemon drop note. The hojicha is smooth and sweet and has a lovely depth, and I really enjoy the juxtaposition of the darker notes with the bright lemon. I ended up adding a drizzle of honey just because I wanted that flavor as well, and I feel like it rounded the other notes out nicely.
I’m not sure I would order this, just because I really adore the banana version and I’m not sure I need multiple flavored hojicha powders in my cupboard. It’s just not something I use often. But I could imagine this flavor being lovely as a kind of hot toddy as well, and uber comforting for the fall.
Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Brown Sugar, Candy, Lemon, Lemon Zest, Roasted, Roasted Nuts, Smooth, Sweet