Houjicha "Shigaraki"

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Green Tea
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Flavors
Burnt, Roasted, Toasty, Wet Wood
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  • “Finally I have fully settled into my new home, which means that there is time for some tea!! :) This is a houjicha with a strong roasted, coffee-like aroma. I kept the brewing time short because I...” Read full tasting note
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  • “A very roasty houjicha with an intense aroma right out of the bag. The recommended steeping time was 45 seconds to 1 minute, and while I didn’t time it exactly, I think I did even less than that....” Read full tasting note
    80
  • “Me likey :) I love the roastyness of houjicha tea. This one was really dark and rich, I like it a lot. Didn’t need to step it very long to get a lot of taste.” Read full tasting note
  • “I awoke in the middle of the night to review this tea, because I suddenly remembered that I’d forgotten to. That’s how much I liked it. Straight off the bat, this is absolutely amazing tea. A...” Read full tasting note
    95

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This tea from Shigaraki, Shiga Prefecture made of leaves from the first harvest of the tea season. The leaves are rested at a low temperature before being roasted to create a rich fragrance and vibrant flavour.

Boiling water, 45 seconds to 1 minute

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4 Tasting Notes

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338 tasting notes

Finally I have fully settled into my new home, which means that there is time for some tea!! :) This is a houjicha with a strong roasted, coffee-like aroma. I kept the brewing time short because I was worried that the flavour was too overpowering, and I was happy with the result. A very stimulating bittersweet tea to wake you up in the morning.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 45 sec

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A very roasty houjicha with an intense aroma right out of the bag. The recommended steeping time was 45 seconds to 1 minute, and while I didn’t time it exactly, I think I did even less than that. Even so, the brew came out very dark and richly flavored. Toasted grains, something a little coffee-like, bittersweet or caramelized. There’s a faint nori-like note in both the aroma and flavor if you look for it, possibly a quality of the green tea prior to treatment. Probably the most intense houjicha I’ve tried so far, but the aftertaste is crisp and a little sweet, almost like a Ceylon.

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Me likey :) I love the roastyness of houjicha tea. This one was really dark and rich, I like it a lot. Didn’t need to step it very long to get a lot of taste.

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I awoke in the middle of the night to review this tea, because I suddenly remembered that I’d forgotten to. That’s how much I liked it.
Straight off the bat, this is absolutely amazing tea. A resounding YES from the moment I tore the packet open. The roasted aroma is strong and incredibly rich, with very dark layers. If smells were sound, these are a lot of low-pitched notes, straying almost near bitter, but artfully keeping away from it. I’m impressed.
Especially delicious with a drop of milk to balance the strong taste while enhancing its richness.
Sadly I only had a teabag to sample. After my exams, I’m definitely going to stock my cupboard with this.

Flavors: Burnt, Roasted, Toasty, Wet Wood

Preparation
1 min, 0 sec

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