Kuki Hojicha

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Roasted, Savory, Woody, Autumn Leaf Pile, Charcoal, Coffee, Dry Leaves, Roasted Barley, Smooth, Sweet, Toasted
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Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
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160 °F / 71 °C 1 min, 0 sec 5 g 6 oz / 180 ml

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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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So good chilled after brewing! Deep, roasty, and refreshing.

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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

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

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


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


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.)


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.


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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