Kin Houjicha | 金ほうじ茶
Kin Houjicha | 金ほうじ茶
Kin Houjicha | 金ほうじ茶
Kin Houjicha | 金ほうじ茶
Kin Houjicha | 金ほうじ茶
Kin Houjicha | 金ほうじ茶
Kin Houjicha | 金ほうじ茶
Kin Houjicha | 金ほうじ茶
Kin Houjicha | 金ほうじ茶
Kin Houjicha | 金ほうじ茶

Kin Houjicha | 金ほうじ茶

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Packaging: 110g Ryuouen Can

Kin Houjicha is the diamond in the crown of Ryuouen's houjicha offering. The soft and gentle roast is evidenced by the still greenish hue of the stems. Made from select Uji grown shaded karigane, Koetsu offers deep aromatics and incredibly refined and lasting umami. 

This hojicha is sourced from the venerable Kyoto tea shop, Ryuouen. After several years of visiting them and expressing interest in carrying their products, Ryuouen has entrusted Kettl Tea to become their only wholesaler outside of Japan. We cherish this opportunity and the friendship, guidance and delicious tea they provide us

Tasting Notes: Saline Umami / Toasted Hazelnut / Sea Breeze

Tea Origin: Uji, Japan

 

Brewing.
Hot: 1st Steep: 5g of leaf | 180g of water @ 200°F | Steep for 1 minute. 2nd Steep: 200°F | Steep for 1 minute

Cold: 10g of leaf | 300g of water @ 200°F | Steep for 1 minute. Pour over a liter carafe filled with ice.

Storage: Keep the tea in the refrigerator. After opening, place the tin in a ziploc bag before returning to the fridge - this will protect the tea from absorbing any aromas from your refrigerator.

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

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How de we describe Kin Houjicha?

Saline + Toasted Grain

Kin Houjicha is made entirely from shaded stems and leaf from the hills of Uji. It can be brewed very hot to accentuate the roasted character of the tea or slightly cooler revealing a deeper umami.

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