Houjicha Poire Vanille

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Caramel, Grass, Pear, Smooth, Sweet, Toasty, Vanilla, Wood, Candy, Custard, Roasted, Spices, Fruity, Toast, Baked Bread, Brown Toast, Grain, Roasted Barley
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Average preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 30 sec 3 g 11 oz / 325 ml

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  • “Dammann Frères Advent Day 17 (17-February 2021) This one is really great! Lexa immediately said it tasted like coffee, which intrigued me. I definitely got the hojicha, vanilla, and pear flavours...” Read full tasting note
  • “Advent 17. Short notes, the muscle relaxer had kicked in and sleep was soon to come. Vanilla, toasty, sweet in a natural way. Mostly caramel with wood-grass of the roasted green tea. Pear is very...” Read full tasting note
  • “Dammann Frères Advent Calendar – Day 17 (from November backlog) Yay, this is another one that I really wanted to try! Double advent jackpot today! Dry, the sachet has a strong and somewhat tart...” Read full tasting note
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  • “2020 Advent Calendar – Day 17 – Well, I don’t really know how I feel about this one! Unfortunately I oversteeped it so that might be the issue, but boy, this one is very roasted! It’s not at all a...” Read full tasting note
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From Dammann Freres

The roasted flavor of Houjicha green tea blends with the fruity notes of pear, the smooth notes of vanilla and the deliciously spicy notes of gingerbread to provide a smooth and delicious infusion.

Dominant note : Orchard fruits
Type(s) of tea : Green tea
Main flavor : Vanilla
Complementary flavor(s) : Pear, Biscuit, Gingerbread, Buckwheat

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9 Tasting Notes

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Dammann Frères Advent Day 17 (17-February 2021)

This one is really great! Lexa immediately said it tasted like coffee, which intrigued me. I definitely got the hojicha, vanilla, and pear flavours and they work so incredibly well together. I would definitely consider ordering this one for our cupboard.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec 3 g 14 OZ / 414 ML

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Advent 17.

Short notes, the muscle relaxer had kicked in and sleep was soon to come.

Vanilla, toasty, sweet in a natural way. Mostly caramel with wood-grass of the roasted green tea. Pear is very subtle, fruity rather than floral the taste of a bosc pear. Very pleasant and well rounded. Dessert.

Flavors: Caramel, Grass, Pear, Smooth, Sweet, Toasty, Vanilla, Wood

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Dammann Frères Advent Calendar – Day 17 (from November backlog)

Yay, this is another one that I really wanted to try! Double advent jackpot today! Dry, the sachet has a strong and somewhat tart fruity scent.

I quite like it. The added flavoring is somewhat subtle, which is lovely because it lets the yummy houjicha shine. This tastes like a somewhat lighter roast to me, as I get some of the fresh grassiness of the green tea along with the yummy roasty notes. The pear specifically is very light, though I do taste it as a crisp and refreshing note, especially at the end of the sip. The vanilla is somewhat custardy. I wish they hadn’t added the gingerbread here, as their gingerbread flavor always reminds me of bubblegum, luckily it’s quite light so doesn’t detract too much. It would’ve perhaps been nicer with just a soft and sweet cinnamon note instead.

Very enjoyable, though the bubblegum gingerbread makes it questionable as to whether I would order this… It’s a shame, because I really love the other flavors here.

Flavors: Candy, Custard, Grass, Pear, Roasted, Spices, Sweet, Vanilla

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML
Courtney

Bubblegum is such a shame, because this was sounding order-worthy for sure!

Cameron B.

I think I’ll add it to my wishlist anyway, I’d still be willing to split it with someone to give it a another chance. Flavored hojicha is too uncommon!

Courtney

That’s true — and now I’m just craving hojicha and genmaicha hah!

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2020 Advent Calendar – Day 17 – Well, I don’t really know how I feel about this one! Unfortunately I oversteeped it so that might be the issue, but boy, this one is very roasted! It’s not at all a taste that I would reach for, but I enjoyed my cup. And if someone loved roasted flavors, I would think they would like it a lot. It’s smooth and lightly fruity. The vanilla is very light and I couldn’t pick out the pear necessarily but there was a sweetness there so that could be it. Mostly it’s reminiscent of a piece of toasted bread with a very thin layer of a subtle sweet spread. It’s well done. It’s just not my thing. But I wonder if after a few tries, it’s the kind of taste that grows on you.

Flavors: Fruity, Sweet, Toast, Vanilla

Cameron B.

I love hojicha, but it is definitely roasty!

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TTB. I love hojicha, and feel like it’s so under-utilized in flavored blends. The idea of a vanilla pear hojicha sounded absolutely mouthwatering. This is an absolutely lovely hojicha- roast and comforting. The vanilla is very subtle, and I’m not picking up on any pear.

Cameron B.

I love houjicha too (and Japanese greens in general). I don’t think I’ve ever been that impressed with flavored ones though, which is a shame. I was considering trying this one when I ordered from Dammann, so I’m happy to see a tasting note about it hah!

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STTB Tea

This is from last week, but I forgot to write a tasting note.

I enjoy houjicha a lot, but I’m not always in the mood for it. The other day was a cloudy and rainy autumn day [stupid changing seasons >:( ] and I wanted something toasty (And roasty!). This blend has some subtle vanilla, however I found the fruity flavours were overshadowed by the base. I still enjoyed it, I just didn’t taste any pear. The base is very roasty (like whole grain bread or over baked pizza dough)…or like a houjicha. Minerals (like how burnt marshmallow charcoal is a touch bitter and minerally) come out the longer you savour the mouthfull of it.

Flavors: Baked Bread, Brown Toast, Grain, Roasted, Roasted Barley, Toasty

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 8 min or more

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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!

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