Friday, December 22, 2023

Tea Review: Organic Yakushima Hojicha Roasted Green Tea (Yunomi/Hachimanjyu)

Organic Yakushima Hojicha Roasted Green Tea/有機焙じ茶
Type: Green
Origin: Japan, Kagoshima Prefecture, Yakushima
Product Description:
JAS certified organic tea farm and factory Hachimanjyu roasts their green tea to create a toasty hojicha.
Temperature: 194° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 1 minute

The dry leaf has a deep aroma of roasted chestnuts.

The amber-orange liquor has an aroma of roasted nuts and caramelized sugar while the taste has notes of roasted nuts and nut shells with a long toasty finish.  

Roasted chestnuts are one of my favorite cold-weather treats and I knew I was going to have a good tea tasting experience when the aroma of the freshly opened tea package hit me.  The best flavor was in the first two infusions with the third being notably lighter, though still enjoyable.  The directions on the package recommend 1 minute steeps which worked out well as this hojicha has a fair amount of leaf in it and could get astringent with longer steeps.  

This tea was purchased by me.

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