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.

Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.