Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Boulder Tea Hojicha Dark Roast

Boulder Tea describes this tea as being very low in caffeine with a mellow roasted flavor. They also boast that it can be steeped two or three times. The leaves were dark and fairly large. I brewed this tea using my Zarafina tea maker set on strong green. The liquor was very dark for a green tea, almost resembling a dark Oolong. The aroma was fresh and woodsy with just a bit of smokiness.

This tea had a vegetal taste and I could definitely detect the roasted quality. It has a sweet aftertaste that was very refreshing. I wish that I had more of this tea to sample because I have a feeling that it would make an excellent iced tea, especially with a bit of honey. I would definitely recommend this tea.