Hiroki Matsumoto, the young farmer at Kaneroku Matsumoto Tea Garden is always challenging himself to create unique and extraordinary teas. This hojicha is indeed a distinct and fascinating hojicha, roasted from whisky oak barrel wood. While the smokiness may be quite surprising and expressive in comparison to typical hojichas, this tea is not overpowering. A perfect hojicha to enjoy in the winter time. What is more, it can also be enjoyed cold-brewed in the hot summer days!
If you are one who likes to explore out of the box, this hojicha may be for you! Matsumoto-san's innovative teas have received prizes in the Japan Tea Festival in the year 2018 (Concours de Thé Japonais - C’est bon le Japon 2018) and he is also the Silver Medal Winner of the 2014 International Tea Tasting Competition. Matsumoto-san has been very creative with his black teas, too, so make sure to check out all of his innovative offerings (e.g., Yuzu Wood Smoked Black Tea, Sakura Wood Black Tea, just to name a few)!
Please note that all aspects of the production at Kaneroku Matsumoto Tea Garden adhere to the environmental conservation cultivation method world renown as GIAHS (i.e., Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System).
- Name: Smoked Hojicha
- Japanese name: 燻製焙茶
- Ingredients: Green tea
- Region: Shimada, Shizuoka
- Name: Kaneroku Matsumoto Tea Garden
- Type: Family business, tea farm & factory
- Location: 1806-21 Kiriyama, Shimada-shi, Shizuoka-ken 428-0035
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