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Saturday, December 31, 2011

52Teas Loose Leaf Hojicha Tea 'Coconut-Banana Cream Pie Hōjicha'

Tea Information:
Tea: Coconut-Banana Cream Pie Hōjicha
Type: Hojicha Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: 52Teas
Purchase: Here
Description: Here’s a toasted green Hōjicha (pronunciation) blended with freeze-dried bananas, our honking big coconut flakes and natural flavors. This is a truly delicious treat you are NOT going to want to miss out on.
Ingredients: Hojicha, freeze-dried bananas, coconut, natural flavors

Steep Information:
Amount: 2tsp
Water: 500ml 175°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: coconut, runts banana
Steeped Tea Smell: vegetal, barky, roasty
Flavor: coconut, roasty, vegetal, hints of runts banana
Body: Full
Aftertaste: astringent, roasty
Liquor: translucent dark brown-red

meh...I wanted more banana and coconut, it's hints of favor in a roasty vegetal brew.

Post-Steep Additives: sugar
brings out the coconut flavor

It's an OK cup, but I really haven't been fond of any hojicha teas.

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 purchased this product.
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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