This Hojicha loose leaf tea truly is a delightful, lightly sweet tea. I either brew for 2 minutes at a temperature of 180°F for a sweeter flavor or follow the instructions for a roasted warming cup, and I appreciate the complexity and variation I can bring ou with each new steep. It's a beautiful daily addition to my ritual of presence, and the highest quality tea I have tasted.
the tea arrived, but extremely hard packed... it is so packed and hard it is like a brick. Not even sure how I'm going to open them.
Hello Michael. The packet has been vacuum-sealed to keep the teas's freshness. As soon as you open it air rushes in and the package will look normal.
When my kid left for college, they left behind an opened bag of Ocha & Co. Organic Japanese Hojicha Green Tea that had been gifted to them by some friends from Japan. I ran out of my usual herbal tea and thought I'd try the Ocha & Co green tea. I couldn't believe how delicious it was! Very delicate and subtle flavor and no matter how long I steep it, it never tastes over-brewed or bitter like other teas. It's green tea perfection. I'm giving a bag away to my best friend and ordering another bag for myself right now. This is my go-to tea from here on out that I will *always* have on hand. Now I drink it daily and always have something special to serve to guests. Thank you!
It’s simply the best Sencha tea I have ever had (and I’ve had a lot).
Hojicha is my new favorite morning beverage. I recently stopped drinking green tea due to certain dietary restrictions prohibiting caffeine and having Hojicha as an alternative delicious tea to sit in ritual with helped a lot! I love the lightly smoky flavor and yet I can’t help but taste a little bit of sweetness there too. The smell is so pleasant.