Kin Houjicha

Saline Umami | Milk Chocolate Aroma

Light roasted Houjicha

Kin Houjicha | 金ほうじ茶

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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

Type: Green Tea

Cultivar: Yabukita

Production Area: Uji, Kyoto

Production Year: 2023

Producer: Ryuouen Chaho

Always use fresh filtered water

Water: 180cc / 6 oz (190F)

Leaf Amount: 4-5g / 1.5 teaspoons

Brew Time: 1 minute

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HOW DO WE DESCRIBE Kin houjicha?

Baked Nuts + Supple Umami

A light roast houjicha made from select shaded stems from first flush Uji Sencha. Modern in style, Kin houjicha is an elegant tea to be savored on its own.