Loose-leaf Hojicha (Roasted Green Tea) from Yamamotoyama

Long, flat, flakey, dark brown tea leaves with a wooden-looking color and textureView Full Resolution

This photo shows loose-leaf hojicha, a Japanese roasted green tea, usually made out of roasting bancha, an inexpensive or low grade of green tea. This tea is towards the heavily-roasted end of the spectrum, which is reflected in the color of the leaf, ranging from dark-brown to orangeish, and showing little of the original green color.
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Alex Zorach

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Joined Sep. 1st, 2009.

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