Monday, October 21, 2019

Tea Review: Hojicha (Japanese Green Tea)

Japanese Green Tea
Type: Green
Origin: Japan, Shizuoka Prefecture
Product Description:  Freshly harvested premium quality green tea is roasted carefully in porcelain over charcoal for maximum flavor.

Temperature: 175° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 2 minutes

The dry leaves have an aroma of roasted nuts and seared wood.

The red-brown infusion has an aroma of roasted nut shells, caramelized sugar, and seared wood, with a hint of cocoa.  The taste is rich with notes of roasted nuts and a hint of cocoa.

Due to the roasting process, the dry leaves are incredibly light and a it takes approximately 2 heaping teaspoons to for a 3 gram serving.  The results with this much leaf were exactly what I would hope for, full-flavored rich and roasty.  Reducing the amount of leaf will still produce pleasant, if milder, results in the cup.

This tea was purchased by me.

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