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Roasted Tea Hoji-cha (16 ct.)

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This tea's info last updated: Jan. 12, 2010

Commercial Description

To achieve the appealing smoky essence of Hoji-cha, tender green leaves are lightly roasted. The result is an exceptional tea with an assertive taste.

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77 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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This tea is good. I'm surprised, because I usually feel indifferent about hojicha, but this tea tastes less green than usual, and it has a rich, crisp flavor. I added cream and sugar.
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90 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
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This was my first time trying roasted green tea. It is definitely a unique aroma and flavor. It is smokey and rich, crisp and savory. It reminded me a bit of coffee.

This is the kind of tea I would like to come home to on a cold winter day. I will be back for more!
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80 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
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The aroma of the tea vaguely reminds me of a lower grade Oolong and is very pleasant. It is not an overpowering aroma and has a tendency to fade pretty quickly.

The taste is great, Hoji-cha might be my favorite tea from Yamamotoyama Teas. The subtle smokiness with the rich taste of green is an excellent blend of flavors.

Great for an Autumn day, I find the flavors evoke the smoky quality of the air, the crispness and the color of the leaves.
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73 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
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You can taste the toastiness of this tea. it's slightly savory with more of a strong flavor than regular green tea and would probably go well with a nice stew in the winter. It's a little smokey which threw me off when i first tried it, but not bad. Plus, YMY is relatively cheap and has acceptable quality so at the very least, try it out.

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63 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
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These teabags are strong, with a generous quantity of leaf. The roast is noticeable but light, and this hojicha has a fresh, crisp quality, more like green tea. It's not terribly complex, but overall, I think this is a very good tea that offers outstanding value, especially among teabags.

These teabags are versatile. This tea is smooth enough to be used to make a single, strong cup, but it's flavorful enough to brew two or more cups at once with the same bag, or one cup with two infusions.

Like other tea, I strongly prefer hojicha loose, but if I'm going to buy something in teabags that's widely available (you can find this in most Asian stores), this is my brand of choice. Mighty leaf's hojicha is slightly better and considerably more complex in aroma, but, in my opinion, prohibitively expensive.
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