Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Tea Review: Karigane Hojicha (Chayuutei)

Advent Tea Calendar Day 11

Karigane Hojicha
Chayuutei/茶遊亭
Type: Green
Origin: Japan, Shizuoka
Product Description: Not provided.

Temperature: 195° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 2 minutes

The dry leaves have a rich aroma of roasted coffee beans and cocoa powder.

The infusion is dark red-orange with an aroma of caramelized sugar and sun-dried wood.  The taste is similar to caramelized, fire-roasted vegetables, a bit sweet with a hint of dark chocolate.

The rich roasted green tea character of this karigane hojicha holds up well through at least three steepings and the chocolate notes were a pleasant surprise.   

Chayuutei closed on March 31, 2016.







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