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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


Origin

Uji, Japan



Brewing Instructions


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Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
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Eugene Kim

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Emily Eisen

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distinctive/toasty

easy to prepare, esp if you are not one to fuss over 2 degrees of water temp. unique, complex aromatics, easy drinking. another beautiful selection.

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Paul Kikuchi
Ryuouen!!

So glad to find Ryuouen tea in the US!

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Greg
Cozy

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

Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
89%
(8)
0%
(0)
11%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
E
Eugene Kim

Kin Houjicha | 金ほうじ茶

E
Emily Eisen

Kin Houjicha | 金ほうじ茶

r
rae
distinctive/toasty

easy to prepare, esp if you are not one to fuss over 2 degrees of water temp. unique, complex aromatics, easy drinking. another beautiful selection.

P
Paul Kikuchi
Ryuouen!!

So glad to find Ryuouen tea in the US!

G
Greg
Cozy

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