Kuki Hojicha

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Roasted, Savory, Woody, Autumn Leaf Pile, Charcoal, Coffee, Dry Leaves, Roasted Barley, Smooth, Sweet, Toasted
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Low
Certification
Organic
Edit tea info Last updated by Barsomn
Average preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 1 min, 0 sec 5 g 6 oz / 180 ml

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  • “Nio advent 2023. Hopefully, this is the right one. It smells divine. I love the roasty toasty notes you get in a hojicha. As the tea steeps it smell burnt. Lots of burning. Burning green pepper…. I...” Read full tasting note
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  • “One of two teas I had with my mom in the park, chilled. It was refreshing and delicious. Previous notes include wood, charcoal roast, and a smooth amber liquor.” Read full tasting note
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  • “Nio Teas Advent Calendar 2022 – Day 5 Odd steeping parameters for a hojicha, 160°F? But I followed them, because why not. It’s definitely a dark roast hojicha, very deeply toasty with an almost...” Read full tasting note
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This is our darkest Hojicha, bringing a powerful roasted flavor to the palate. Compared to the Kawabataen and the Noike Hojicha, this tea has more of a coffee flavor and a heavier mouthfeel. Because it contains only stems, it is also the lowest in caffeine. The flavor begins with a strong, coffee-flavored kick, followed by a lingering wooden note. The tea has a nice creaminess to it that balances out some of the stronger roasted notes.

This tea was grown in the mountains of Takachiho in Miyazaki prefecture. Although Kamairicha is a relatively rare tea, this region has become famous for it. The farm of Mr. Issin includes 4 small fields spread around the village, all of which are higher elevation. It was a great privilege to tour all of these fields and take in the picturesque views of this beautiful region.

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Nio advent 2023. Hopefully, this is the right one. It smells divine. I love the roasty toasty notes you get in a hojicha. As the tea steeps it smell burnt. Lots of burning. Burning green pepper…. I hate green peppers… Ah, but the liquor smells lovely. Definitely a darker hojicha roast. The charcoal notes are quite a bit higher than the toasty notes. An interesting sweet note with the first sip after it’s cooled a bit. I don’t think this would make as quite a good latte as the lesser roasted versions.

tea-sipper

I also hate/do not at all eat green peppers. But right before I read your note I was thinking what I should do with the remainder of a red pepper in the fridge… I also love banana peppers..

Skysamurai

Ooo me too. Banana peppers are the best

tea-sipper

So I’m not the only weird who only avoids GREEN peppers? haha

Skysamurai

:D my dad doesn’t like them either! Though he’ll deal with them but I too avoid them. They icky. Xd

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One of two teas I had with my mom in the park, chilled. It was refreshing and delicious. Previous notes include wood, charcoal roast, and a smooth amber liquor.

ashmanra

Wow, what a blessing to get to share tea with your mom!

Barsomn

For real, I actually bought a travel gongfu set just for that and started a weekly tasting session for Thursday mornings.
We lost my dad last year and it was a good time to take stock on our busy lives and bettering the time we have to spend together. :)

Barsomn

This one is close to home as she made kukicha tea for me religiously while I lived at her house.

ashmanra

That is wonderful!

The only tea my mom made or drank was sweet Southern iced tea – three cups of sugar to a little over a gallon. Ha ha! Almost pure syrup, and believe me, everyone loved it! But she would have loved getting into fine tea, I just know she would have, and we have had such good times laughing and bonding over it. I have been missing her a lot lately.

ashmanra

Would* have had

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Nio Teas Advent Calendar 2022 – Day 5

Odd steeping parameters for a hojicha, 160°F? But I followed them, because why not.

It’s definitely a dark roast hojicha, very deeply toasty with an almost charcoal note to it. It’s not super strongly flavored though, although that could be due to the low water temperature I used. But kuki-hojicha does tend to be more mellow in general. Still very cozy, smooth and dark with woody notes that turn to dark roast coffee as I hold the tea in my mouth for a few moments.

Not terribly complex, but a perfect tea for December! Although, it was 75°F here today… (sighs)

Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Charcoal, Coffee, Dry Leaves, Roasted, Roasted Barley, Smooth, Sweet, Toasted, Woody

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 1 min, 0 sec 5 g 6 OZ / 180 ML
ashmanra

Pretty warm here, too, with a few days in the 70’s expected this week, all of them rainy. Noooo!

Leafhopper

It’s pretty warm here as well, though colder weather is coming. It’s time for winter!

Cameron B.

I know, I want my 50° weather back! It’s December, come on! :P

gmathis

Come on up! 40’s and 50’s, rain and drizzle all week; not a lick of sunshine. (I’m trying to buck up and take it cheerfully—we’ve been in super-drought conditions since June.)

ashmanra

So much gray here for days and days that I lit THREE candles this morning.

Martin Bednář

I don’t mind 0°C, but rain/snow drizzle is annoying weather.

Nattie

We’ve had rain and hail all week here, but today it snowed! Lovely when you’re home getting cosy, but I was out working and it was awful :/

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