Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Teanobi
Hojicha is composed of large Japanese green tea leaves and stems which are roasted to yield its distinctive color and flavor. Our Hojicha Stalk is exclusively made from tea leaf stems. The stems provide a longer lasting flavor and more infusions. Enjoy a mild roasted flavor with a deep and pleasant aroma. Yields a deep red colored tea.
This tea is grown exclusively in Kyoto, Japan. There are no preservatives or additives of any kind. Imported directly from Japan to preserve peak freshness.
This is one of the most impressive Hojicha teas I’ve ever encountered. The color is much deeper and darker in color than other Hojicha teas I’ve tried, and as it infused, the delicious roasty-toasty smell filled the kitchen. YUM!
Of course, that roasty-toasty smell translates into the flavor, giving the cup a very agreeable roasted nut flavor. It is a smooth, rich tasting Hojicha that doesn’t come across as too heavy. Light in body … rich in flavor!
The roasted quality of Hojicha tends to give the natural sweetness of the tea a caramelized flavor, and that is no exception with this Hojicha. It is sweet with a burnt-sugar flavor that is irresistibly delicious. In fact, I am having a hard time sitting my teacup down long enough to type, I just want to keep on sipping!
Overall, this cup is very pleasant and mellow – perfect for evening, and since Hojicha tends to have less caffeine than most other teas, it won’t keep me up all night, either. I also find Hojicha to be very soothing on my stomach (and my nerves), which is exactly what I need later in the day.
If you like Hojicha, this is one that needs to be on your “to try SOON” list!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!
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