Hojicha

65
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4 ratings
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Brand:ITO EN
Style:Hojicha
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:?????
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:Hojicha

This tea's info last updated: Feb. 8, 2018

Commercial Description

Crafted from roasted green tea, hojicha offers a visually stimulating medley of stem and leaf. Young grassy notes mingle with a taste that is effusive and toasty. It is an ideal tea for relaxing and appealing for its low caffeine content.

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Reviewer pic70 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
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Hojicha is another one of those teas that's great to serve to people who don't care for bitterness and astringency in their tea. The roasting process removes both many of the astringents and much of the caffeine, leaving this a calming experience on the palate. This hojicha in particular is one that I would consider decent--I can find nothing to complain about, and while I wouldn't rave and call it 'astonishing', hojicha is not the sort of tea that calls for that type of response. It's akin to comfort food, and in that role this tea performs admirably.
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Reviewer pic70 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
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I like the roasty-toasty notes of Hojicha - especially iced in summer after a meal of sushi or sashimi - it just makes me feel good. Ito-En is like the McDonald's o Tea in Japan but is less known in the USA. I used to love going to the flagship store in NYC but I think it ,may be gone now. Meanwhile - try Ito En teas - they are notable and many are very good.
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Reviewer pic57 Aroma: 3/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 5/5
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I sort of consider ITO EN to be the most acceptable of the lower-end tea brands...it's certainly not a crappy brand or anything but I just mean you can find it in any corner store nowadays (premade or boxed!) and while it's not exciting, it hits the spot. That said, their Hojicha is just always a bit too bitter for me to fully enjoy.
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