This asakiri hojicha from Morita tea shop was made utilizing the "head" of the first tea harvest leaves (i.e., the large part that is screened and sifted during the manufacturing process, and many tea farmers/houses refer to it as the "willow" or "head"). The degree of roasting of this hojicha can be said to be relatively light in comparison to your typical hojicha.
This tea can also be characterized due to its gentle sweetness, fragrant aroma, with a light reddish-brown (or amber) color. If you prefer your hojicha to be strong, it is recommended to use hot water for a large amount of tea leaves, this will result in a profound aroma. In the summer, one may even enjoy it as an iced hojicha by brewing it in a glass filled with ice. Hojicha is a tea that is accessible to all (e.g., pregnant women and children) because the amount of caffeine contained in the tea leaves decreases during the roasting process. Please enjoy this tea in diverse ways!
The Morita family has been craftily blending tea for some 80 years in the Sayama region of Saitama prefecture (north of Tokyo, and one of the major tea producing regions in Japan) to develop high quality tea. As a blender, they select high quality leaves from various tea farms in Japan, and buy it as aracha or processed but unfinished tea.
- Tea: 5g. Time: 60 sec. Water: 90C/194F, 200 ml.
- Name: Asakiri, Premium Hojicha
- Japanese name: 朝霧特上ほうじ茶
- Ingredients: Green tea
- Net weight: 100 gram
- Vendor: Morita tea shop
- Location: Saitama Prefecture
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