2 sips.. then dumped. I do not like this campfire tasting teas…
“Thank you Shelly Lorraine for letting me try this one! I’ve had only two other houjichas before and I really like them. This one almost looked like little twigs more than green tea (well, brown...” Read full tasting note
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“This smells like nori for some reason. The flavour is certainly roasted, and kinda nutty. Glad I finally got to try this type. And I learned that it doesn’t really go with tomato soup.” Read full tasting note
Green tea from Japan that is rendered brown by roasting Bancha tea leaves over charcoals. The popularity of our ‘Hojicha Fugue’ stems from its nutty and very accessible mesquite taste. The roasting process lowers its caffeine content. So if you are looking for a low-caffeine green tea, this is a wonderful alternative to our decaffeinated choices.
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I liked this tea—so far it’s my favorite among the Greens I’ve tried which tend to be either too smokey (Gunpowder) or too vegetal (Dragonwell or Sencha) for my tastes. This one had a nutty, warm taste to me. When I ran out I tried another Hojicha, this time from TeaSource. I found I prefer the one from Adagio. TeaSource’s has an earthier, maltier taste and I prefer Adagio’s mellower taste.
This Green Tea has a very distinct aroma, the roasted leaves give it a very unique taste as well. The first thing I think of when smelling this tea is ‘Camping.’ It doesn’t really give you the same wonderful taste you would find from a roasted peanut, it just tastes kind of odd at first.
I will finish this one up later and let you know my final opinion of the tea. Right now I have to go for a job interview. Wish me luck.
EDIT: It’s later, and I’m having another glass of this and I still feel the same way. I just can’t get into this roasted taste of the tea. If your into a roasted flavor, and it is a very acquired taste, then this may just be for you.
It definitely has a smoked flavor, though I’m afraid I missed the promised Mesquite flavor. Its definitely a niche tea, alongside GenMa Cha and Casablanca Twist. A nice change of pace tea, but certainly not an every day variety. I’ve actually come to like this tea less over time.