Hojicha Dark Roast

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Green Tea
Green Tea, Hojicha
Dark Wood, Earth, Grass, Chestnut, Roast Nuts, Roasted, Roasted Barley
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Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
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180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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From Hōjicha Co.

Hojicha Dark Roast is crafted from deeply roasted green tea grown in Kyoto, Japan.


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Sipdown (298)

I have to say I was afraid of this one in comparison to the gold roast since I thought it would be more roasty and more akin to coffee. However, trying them side by side, I think this is actually smoother than the gold roast somehow. I think because the overall sip is that roasty, smokey, vegetal quality vs. the gold roast where the roastiness comes in more to the end of the sip and lingers in the aftertaste.

This, to me, is less umami and more nutty and the consistency of the flavor makes it seem like I am drinking a liquid version of roasted nuts. Of the two Roswell Strange so kindly shared with me, this is surprisingly the one I like a lot more. In fact, this mug is done and I am still working on the gold roast. Thank you Roswell Strange for the chance to carry out this fun experiment!

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The flavour of the dark roasted Hojicha is everything I had hoped it would be. It’s earthy and grassy but the smoky roasted flavour is a larger note. To me, this flavour profile is extremely cozy and soothing. It’s extremely rich and strong.

Flavors: Dark Wood, Earth, Grass

180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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1796 tasting notes

I haven’t had a cup of straight hojicha in a while. This was a welcome reminder of how much I love it. Caramel, nutty, roasted.

Cameron B.

I should really drink it more often too! I guess I just focus on sipdown teas all the time ha ha…

Mastress Alita

Just make houjicha a sipdown tea, it’s worked for me. ;-P


That makes me want hojicha now! :D

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15662 tasting notes

It was cold and rainy all morning and afternoon today, and all I wanted was to curl up in mass amounts of blankts and drink Hojicha – the plus side of working from home, however, is that I was able to do exactly that in between meetings/conference calls.

This is my favourite of Hojicha Co’s offerings – so it should be no surprise that this is what I brewed up. I can see a bit of a field from my apartment, and all the foliage is turning orange and red now so sipping this while listening to the rain and watching the field was pretty picturesque “Autumn vibes”. I felt cozy and happy!

Flavors: Chestnut, Roast Nuts, Roasted, Roasted Barley

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