Recently ordered an Advent Calendar from DF, but also picked up a bunch of teas as well. Mostly teas I’ve had before and loved or that I needed a tin top up of but this was one it new to me which jumped out. I love pear, I love houjicha – so of course I just need to experience them together.
I like this a lot but it is a little bit weird. The houjicha is roasty, coppery and toasty/comforting and the pear is sweet and juicy with just a bit of a floral undertone to it. Independently both are amazing, though they don’t perfectly compliment. I feel like a “bridge flavour” is needed – like maybe cinnamon? Then you could argue the taste is kind of like a poached pear. However, even still I think this is yummy!