The Tea Practitioner Advent Calendar 2022 – Day 19
Enjoying this one grandpa style today, in my pretty teaware-printed glass tumbler from Tea Thoughts. ♥️
As I suspected, this is very similar to my beloved Kyobancha from Obubu. Both are made from the leftover leaves after all of the other harvests, but these leaves are harvested just before winter, and kyobancha is harvested after winter. Both are left unshaped and are roasted to perfection.
This has such a lovely smooth and gentle toasty flavor that I just adore, along with a lingering natural sweetness somewhat reminiscent of maple syrup. It’s such a wonderful cold weather tea, it just brings to mind jumping into a huge pile of freshly fallen autumn leaves and inhaling their crisp earthy scent. There’s a touch of sweet dried fruit as well, maybe figs or dates?
It’s basically the mellowest hojicha ever, and I love it. So light and yet so cozy at the same time… :3
Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Dates, Dried Fruit, Fig, Honey, Maple Syrup, Roasted, Roasted Barley, Smooth, Sweet, Toasty, Tobacco, Woody