Japan Obubu Dark Roast Houjicha Green Tea

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Green Tea Leaves
Flavors
Caramel, Popcorn, Roast nuts, Smoke
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Caffeine
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Edit tea info Last updated by eastkyteaguy
Average preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 0 sec 5 g 7 oz / 197 ml

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  • “First hojicha? Dropping an initial tasting note as a reference because I’m not sure yet what to make of this tea. I will probably do an update as I move through the pouch. This one is June 2017...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Brewed this one more like a Oolong so 195 degrees with shortish steeps in the beginning. The end of this tea is quite sweet and tastes quite like caramel and smoke on the front notes it tastes sort...” Read full tasting note
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A dark roasted Houjicha possessing a roasted nut taste with sweet caramel tones.

Sourced direct from Obubu’s farm in Kyoto.

Tasting Notes:
- Well balanced roast which doesn’t dominate the tea
- Roasted nut taste with sweet caramel tones

Harvest: Summer, June 2019

Origin: Kyoto Obubu Tea Farm, Wazuka-cho, Soraku-gun, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
Cultivar: Mixed
Farmer: Akihiro “Akky” Kita
Sourced: Direct from the farmer
Percentage of price going back to the farmer: 20%+

Brewing Advice:
- Heat water to roughly 85°C/185°F
- Use 1-2 teaspoons per cup/small teapot
- Brew for 60-90 seconds

Packaging: Resealable ziplock bag

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First hojicha? Dropping an initial tasting note as a reference because I’m not sure yet what to make of this tea. I will probably do an update as I move through the pouch.

This one is June 2017 harvest. Prepared western style with 2tsp, 185F, 8oz, first steep of 1.5m followed by the steep that time forgot. Dry leaf is wonderfully fragrant with sweet, strong roasted grain and a hint of pickle. Light-bodied, nutty, roasted grain, lightly caramel, sour, clean. That pickle scent in the dry leaf really comes forward in the liquor aroma.

I think I like it but time will tell with this one.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Leafhopper

“The steep that time forgot!” I did this with a dan cong yesterday and it wasn’t pretty. :)

Mastress Alita

Oh, I love houjicha! I have a big bag of this stuff that I had sent to me from Japan via Yunomi. I’ve tried their Amber roast before too. My BFF is even more crazy for houjicha than me, he introduced me to it, heh.

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Brewed this one more like a Oolong so 195 degrees with shortish steeps in the beginning. The end of this tea is quite sweet and tastes quite like caramel and smoke on the front notes it tastes sort of like a roasted genmaicha or something along those lines. Great tea of nice quality but not much my style.

Flavors: Caramel, Popcorn, Roast nuts, Smoke

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 4 OZ / 120 ML

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