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Green Tea

NEW Organic Hojicha

Roasted, Sweet, Comforting 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.

NEW 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 month ago

    Great aroma and taste

    Enjoyed the smell and taste of this tea, you can really notify the roast and umami greatness.
  2. Rating
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    2 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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