Houjicha Roasted Green Tea

40
Percentile
3 ratings
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Brand:Wegmans
Style:Hojicha
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Japan
Loose/teabag:Loose

This tea's info last updated: Mar. 6, 2013

Commercial Description

Per 8oz water 1tsp
Water temp: 185-190
Time: 1.5-2 Min

Ratings & Reviews

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Reviewer pic73 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
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Thanks again Alex Z. For the sample of this hojicha! It was a really nice switch from some of the darker/deeper roasted teas of this variety that I had tried recently.

Very good quality tea as can be seen in the dry leaves, and tasted right from the start. The flavors of sweet grass and grain enhance the lightly roasted sencha base. Not overly complex, just a nice roasty toasty brew that made for a nice end of the day bonus.
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Reviewer pic73 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
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A surprisingly good-quality, but expensive hojicha with a light roast, woody aroma, and a sweet flavor.

Dry leaf has a lighter color and a "greener" character to the aroma...only a light roast, and moderate woody aroma, tones of malt or grain, and even a hint of the grassiness characteristic of sencha and other unroasted Japanese teas.

Brews a rather mellow, muted cup...only a light roast evident in the aroma. Surprisingly sweet flavor...very pleasant. Slightly more oolong-like in character than most hojicha.

I tried to make a second infusion, using a 2 minute first infusion, but it was too bland.

At $50 a pound, this is not a cheap tea, which surprises me because Wegmans sells some teas, including matcha-infused green teas of reasonable quality, for much cheaper. I thought this tea was good, but overpriced, especially given that it didn't make a second infusion. It seems a bit odd for Wegmans to stock such a high-priced hojicha when their other Japanese teas, including types that are usually much cheaper than hojicha, are lower-priced.
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Reviewer pic63 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
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This tea is pretty good. I don't usually like this kind of tea a lot, but it has an interesting, somewhat pleasant flavor. I added cream and sugar.
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