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Alex Zorach

(1410 reviews)
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Hojicha from Harney and Sons

Style: Hojicha – Region: Kyoto, Japan

89 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Feb. 26th, 2018

An excellent roasted twig tea, crisp flavor and complex aroma! Probably my favorite roasted twig tea (i.e. not roasted leaf tea) that I have ever had.

I tend to always like hojicha, but this was one of the more interesting batches I've tried in a while.

This one is a roasted kukicha (twig tea) and the roast look...

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Amanda

(338 reviews)
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Houjicha Amber Roast from Obubu Tea

Style: Hojicha – Region: Kyoto, Japan

87 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Dec. 1st, 2014

The aroma of this Houjicha is fun, it starts off as sweet roasted marshmallows and a touch of campfire, it then transitions to toasted sesame, burnt grass, and lastly a tiny wisp of distant sea air. I very much so had a vision pop into my mind of roasted marshmallows on a beach, the fire made from driftwood and sea gra...

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Houjicha - Dark Roast from Obubu Tea

Style: Hojicha – Region: Kyoto, Japan

90 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Feb. 19th, 2014

The aroma is a blend of cedar, smoke, roasted tea, and autumn leaves. Brewing the leaves brings out rich earthy notes along with the smoke and cedar. The liquid sans leaves is sweet like fresh hay and roasted nuts.

The taste richly roasted and faintly smoked that fades to a sweet aftertaste. This tea tastes like au...

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E. Alex Gerster

(66 reviews)
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Houjicha - Smokey from Obubu Tea

Style: Hojicha – Region: Kyoto, Japan

80 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Oct. 4th, 2013

Having sampled a number of roasts of Obubu Hojicha, I can definitely say this is my favorite. Sweet, smooth and very soothing. An earthy cup where the smokey flavor does not overwhelm the tea's natural flavor.

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Amanda

(338 reviews)
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Houjicha - Smokey from Obubu Tea

Style: Hojicha – Region: Kyoto, Japan

80 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Sep. 23rd, 2013

This tea manages to embody everything wonderful about autumn, meaning it smells very smoky and richly roasted. Very clean and very earthy!

The flavor is intensely complex! Very rich and resinous with smoky notes and a sweet aftertaste. Delicious!

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