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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

rishi tea Loose Leaf Green Tea 'Houjicha'

Tea Information:
Tea: Houjicha
Type: Green Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: rishi tea
Purchase: Here
Description: Organic Houjicha is a classic style of Japanese green tea made with roasted tealeaves and stems from the autumn and winter harvests.Tasting Notes: An amber-colored infusion with a smooth flavor and accents of chocolate and roasted barley.
Ingredients: Organic green tea
Origin: This tea originates in Kagoshima in southern Japan.

Steep Information:
Amount:3 tsp
Water: 500ml at 185°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell:vegetal, burnt/toasted
Steeped Tea Smell: toasted vegetables
Flavor: toasted..vegetables
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: vegetal, gritty
Liquor: translucent dark brown


Rating: 2/4 leaves

Leaf system:
1=Bleh! not again if it were free
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing

I received this product for free as a gift. All my reviews are as unbiased as possible, whether I buy or receive free product. I accept no other compensation other than free product.

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