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Kin Houjicha | 金ほうじ茶

Packaging Size: 110g Can

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About Kin Houjicha | 金ほうじ茶

Description: This houjicha was roasted exclusively by Ryuouen - one of Japan's oldest and most respected tea sellers. We are honored to be entrusted as Ryuouen's sole reseller outside of Japan. Kin Houjicha is one of Ryuouen's most coveted offerings. The medium roast is evidenced by the golden color of the stems. Made from select Uji grown shaded karigane, Kin offers deep aromatics and incredibly refined and lasting umami.

What is so special about this tea? This Houjicha is the labor of an obsession: both from Ryuouen and their obsessive commitment to quality, and from Kettl in our obsession to convince them to allow us to sell. We visited with Ryuouen 5 times over the course of 2 years and slowly gained their trust and were rewarded with the responsibility to share their products with a wider audience. You'll notice this tea comes in the original Ryuouen packaging - a sign of respect to their makers and a badge of honor for us

Recommended for: A singular and special tea meant to be savored on its own.

Notes on Production


Multi Grower | Single Producer | Multi Cultivar

Medium roast houjicha

Cultivars: Mixed

Tasting Notes

Toasted Hazelnut | Saline | Umami


Uji, Japan

Brewing Instructions

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews

Fantastic Houjicha. It hugs you close and doesn’t respect social distancing. Be prepared.


so delicious

My new favorite tea

I purchased this tea when I was visiting New York, and now I am obsessed!! I’ve ordered several times now and the experience has been easy. I love the tin, and keep all the empties for other uses. Highly recommend!

My houjicha bottle came damaged

It’s probably damaged from shipping. Dented on the side and doesn’t close. Other than that issue, tea’s great


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