First Flush Hojicha - Shizuoka, Japan - 150 gr.
First Flush Hojicha - Shizuoka, Japan - 150 gr.
First Flush Hojicha - Shizuoka, Japan - 150 gr.
First Flush Hojicha - Shizuoka, Japan - 150 gr.
First Flush Hojicha - Shizuoka, Japan - 150 gr.
First Flush Hojicha - Shizuoka, Japan - 150 gr.

First Flush Hojicha - Shizuoka, Japan - 150 gr.

Regular price $38.00

This is a roasted green tea made from tea plucked during the first harvest of the year. This type of early harvest source material is not usually used to make Hojicha because of its scarcity and cost, but the early growth material contains higher concentrations of catechins/polyphenols & other nutrients than later harvests, which means that it offers higher levels of desirable flavors and aromas to the finished tea. It is a blend of stem and leaf material (stems provide a sweet, nutty base flavor), and the roast is relatively quick and hot, resulting in a toasty, crisp, and rich infusion with balanced sweetness and a satisfyingly toasty, bittersweet aftertaste.