Sunday, September 22, 2013

Yunomi Hojicha Light Roast from Kyoto Obubu Tea Plantations

Photo: Yunomi
Country of Origin: Japan
Leaf Appearance: small, dark and needle-like
Ingredients: green tea
Steep time: 3 minutes
Water Temperature: 180 degrees
Preparation Method: Kyusu
Liquor: dark amber

After having a pretty terrible allergy attack, I was in need of copious amounts of tea. Something comforting and toasty was exactly what I needed to get back on my feet and hojicha definitely fit the bill. This particular tea was from the July Shipment for Yunomi's  Tea Samplers Club. Obubu Tea is a farm that I am pretty familiar with thanks to +Yunomi.us and +Tealet. I've enjoyed their teas in the past so I knew that this would be a safe choice. The taste was just as toasty as expected with woodsy notes and hints of smoke. There was also a light vegetal sweetness that helped to balance the flavor profile. After refilling my kyusu not once but twice, I was on track to feel like myself again.

You can find out more about this tea here.