Maruyama/Chado Tea House
Origin: Japan, Shizuoka Prefecture
Product Description: Hojicha tea is known for its mild and toasty aroma; distinguished from others Japanese tea It is fired at high temperature, altering the leaf color from green to reddish-brown appearance, and mild due to losing tannin and caffeine during the high temperature roasting process.
Temperature: 175° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 2 minutes
The dry leaves have a rich aroma of roasted nut shells, smoky seared wood, and cocoa.
The copper-brown infusion has a rich, smoky, sweet aroma with notes of roasted nuts and caramelized sugar. The taste is rich with notes of roasted chestnuts and baked squash or roasted yams and a smoky finish.
The flavor was full and rich throughout two steepings. A third steeping was much milder, yet still enjoyable.