3 Tasting Notes


The first thing to note about this tea is the smell, it has a very strong – don’t even have to open the bag to sniff – aroma that is also very unique. (I went around my office asking co-workers to smell it :P) It definitely has a sweetness to it but I can’t pinpoint what else – maybe caramel or/and fruit?

It brews to be a light green tea with a subtle aroma. The taste can also be described as smooth with a soft unique/interesting flavor that it really hard to place. When I tried it yesterday, I was thinking maybe peach? One co-worker thought maybe milk and vanilla, one just said it needed sugar, and another also couldn’t place it. I tried it again today and still can’t place it. :-/

It re-steeps well – holding onto some flavor and not getting bitter.

Because of its uniqueness, I will recommend giving it a shot (it’s different) but I would not buy it again (too confusing). I might play with mixing the rest of what I have with some of my other teas and see what I end up with. .

190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Hoji-cha by Yamamotoyama
3 tasting notes

I’ve had this tea several times before and always enjoy it. It’s smooth roasted flavor goes well with most foods. And maybe because it is roasted but it doesn’t get noticeable bitter (to me) when brewed incorrectly.

Flavors: Roasted Barley

185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Started drinking tea about 7 (?) years ago and now can’t go a day without some tea. I’ve turned several co-workers into tea-holics also – it’s contiguous :D

There is a wide range of teas I like – usually the only tea I’ll turn down are the fruity ones. I’m a bit lazy with my tea prep and usually just wing it – turns out well most times. :P



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