Karigane Houjicha
Karigane Houjicha
Karigane Houjicha

Karigane Houjicha

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Karigane Houjicha is lightly roasted Karigane Kukicha which is a kukicha made from Gyokuro, Japan's top grade of green tea. The result is a Houjicha with an exceptional taste and good umami. Compared to our refreshing regular Houjicha, Karigane Houjicha has the same roasted flavor and virtually no bitterness plus you will experience a deep after taste on your tongue and through your nose.

Origin: Asahina, Shizuoka
Harvest:First Flush
Cultivar: Yabukita

Tasting Profile:
Similar to Karigane, it has a good level of Umami but unlike Karigane, it has a toasted vegetable flavor. Also unlike regular Houjicha, the flavor lingers for a while refreshing your mouth. It is Houjicha, but somewhat more elegant.

Den's Preferred Brewing:
Leaf-water ratio: 2-3g(2 heaping tsp) per 4oz
Water: Boiled
Steep: 30 sec
2nd Cup: Water boiled; Steep 15 sec

For a cup of Iced Tea:
Steep as directed for hot tea.
Once you brew it, put ice into the cup to lock in the aroma.