Organic Houjicha

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Hojicha
Flavors
Butter, Hay, Roasted nuts, Straw, Toasted Rice
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Low
Certification
Organic
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Average preparation
3 min, 0 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “The dry leaf for this tea might be a bit intimidating for some. Not as strong as some lapsang or genmaicha I’ve smelled, but it is a slightly funky, earthy, and straw-like scent. The brewed tea is...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Backlog: It’s been a while since I last posted which has put me even further behind. Ack! I love Houjicha tea. I love that sweet, roasty-toasty flavor and I love how the roasting of the green tea...” Read full tasting note
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From ShiZen Tea

Houjicha is a roasted green tea that has a smooth and mellow roasted nut flavor. Our houjicha is grown on the family farms in the foothills of Mount Fuji and roasted by a tea artisan that has the top quality roasting technique in Japan. Houjicha’s refreshing taste will be suitable when served with a meal, and of course great for after meals and simply for tea time too.

Made in Shizuoka, JAPAN
Certified Organic by JONA*
In 100g package having approximately 30-35 servings
*JONA: Japanese Organic and Natural Food Association

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The dry leaf for this tea might be a bit intimidating for some. Not as strong as some lapsang or genmaicha I’ve smelled, but it is a slightly funky, earthy, and straw-like scent. The brewed tea is much more mild and smells almost like roasted corn. I was afraid this tea would be similar to barley tea (mugicha), which for some reason I don’t like the taste of, but I was pleasantly surprised by the taste of this tea when brewed. It stood up to a nice long brewing of 3 minutes since it is less fragile than a non-roasted green tea. There is absolutely no bitterness, astringency, or even the slight acidity that regular green teas can sometimes have. It does inherit the grassiness and smooth buttery finish of a high quality green tea. The finish is sweet and smooth, reminding me of a non-salted version of those grocery snack corn nuts. The after taste has a bit of tannin that reminds me of oolong teas served in restaurants to help with digestion, but it is more of a nostalgic reminder and does not affect the overall taste of the tea at all.

Flavors: Butter, Hay, Roasted nuts, Straw, Toasted Rice

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Backlog:

It’s been a while since I last posted which has put me even further behind. Ack!

I love Houjicha tea. I love that sweet, roasty-toasty flavor and I love how the roasting of the green tea leaves transforms the flavor from a vegetal/floral taste to a sweeter, nutty flavor. Mmm!

So good! It’s a very autumnal taste (or as I describe in my full-length review of this tea – http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/07/13/organic-hojicha-roasted-green-tea-from-shi-zen/ – it’s like a warm, fluffy blanket in the winter.)

Sweet, mellow, roasty-toasty goodness with a delicious, caramel undertone.

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