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Green Tea

Organic Hojicha

Dark Caramel, Soy Sauce, Toasted Sesame From Yamaguchi, Ijichi & Kumada Gardens in Kagoshima, Japan Crafted by Tea Maker Mr Yamaguchi

A highly aromatic green tea with syrupy caramel sweetness, savoury notes and plenty of warming, roasted depth. A real comfort drink for any time of day.

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Organic Hojicha

ほうじ茶

We looked to Kagoshima on our search for this tea, not only for its subtropical climate and fertile gardens, but also because of its reputation as a region for producing great organic tea in Japan. Our Hojicha is made using a blend of stems of tea leaves from three organic gardens, which have been flash roasted to create a mellow, soothing drink. The roasting removes any bitterness and astringency normally associated with green tea, making way for a syrupy caramel sweetness and warming umami in the taste. A soothing drink, traditionally considered to be gentle on the stomach and support digestion. Check out the Deep Dive into Hojicha on our Journal for more information.

  • Cultivar - A blend, primarily of Yabukita and Samedori
  • Picked - Spring/Summer 2020
  • Oxidisation level - 0%

Tasting notes

  • What to Look For

    Russet brown roasted stems and stalks of organic tea leaves.

  • Aroma

    Highly aromatic notes of toasted sesame and miso-like, umami richness.

  • In the Cup

    A dark brown translucent infusion.

  • Taste

    Mellow and smooth, with long-lasting caramel sweetness and savoury depth.

Origin

We looked to Kagoshima on our search for this tea, not only for its subtropical climate and fertile gardens, but also because of its reputation as a region for producing great organic tea in Japan. Our Hojicha is made using a blend of stems of tea leaves from three organic gardens, which have been flash roasted to create a mellow, soothing drink. The roasting removes any bitterness and astringency normally associated with green tea, making way for a syrupy caramel sweetness and warming umami in the taste. A soothing drink, traditionally considered to be gentle on the stomach and support digestion. Check out the Deep Dive into Hojicha on our Journal for more information.

  • Cultivar - A blend, primarily of Yabukita and Samedori
  • Picked - Spring/Summer 2020
  • Oxidisation level - 0%

Origin

Tasting notes

  • What to Look For

    Russet brown roasted stems and stalks of organic tea leaves.

  • Aroma

    Highly aromatic notes of toasted sesame and miso-like, umami richness.

  • In the Cup

    A dark brown translucent infusion.

  • Taste

    Mellow and smooth, with long-lasting caramel sweetness and savoury depth.

The perfect cup

  • Measure 3g or 1tbsp per 250ml
  • Heat water to 90°C
  • Infuse tea for 3 minutes
  • You can re-infuse this tea twice

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  1. Rating
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    3 months ago

    Roasted Green Tea

    This is a highly roasted Green Tea with quite a distinct flavour - there is a Winter/Autumnal Bonfire Caramelised taste to it, unlike other green teas due to the way it has been processed. It is great on a rainy evening with a good book or film and I find it very comforting.
  2. Rating
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    4 months ago

    Disappointed

    I love green tea and have been drinking it for years. I thought I would try something different - I should have stuck to what I know. The aroma was horrid and I could only drink two sips. Truly gutted BUT not every tea can be a winner right!

    ...

    Hi Megsy,

    We're sorry to hear Hojicha wasn't for you - it's certainly very different to other green teas. That's because it's been heavily roasted during its processing which brings out very different flavours. We usually recommend Hojicha if you like coffee or strong roasted flavours. If you still want to explore more green teas, you might prefer Genmaicha which is green tea blended with toasted rice kernels, which lend a popcorn warmth to the more familiar grassy umami green tea flavours or even Ali Shan, which is an oolong tea - but at the green end of the spectrum. It'll be thicker and have more fruits sweetness than green tea but still a refreshing character with some grassy notes.

    Hope these help - feel free to chat to us any time at [email protected] if you ever want any other recommendations.

    Felicity, JING Customer Service.
  3. Rating
    100%

    8 months ago

    Marvellous

    This is the best tea I have ever had.
  4. Rating
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    10 months ago

    Great aroma and taste

    Enjoyed the smell and taste of this tea, you can really notify the roast and umami greatness.
  5. Rating
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    11 months ago

    Satisfying and comforting

    A beautiful tea, I love the depth of flavour from toasting. There's a very satisfying mouthfeel to it and the caramel notes are comforting on a rainy day.
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