Tsuyuhikari Houjicha | つゆひかり
Tsuyuhikari Houjicha | つゆひかり
Tsuyuhikari Houjicha | つゆひかり
Tsuyuhikari Houjicha | つゆひかり

Tsuyuhikari Houjicha | つゆひかり

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Packaging: 50g oxygen free bag

his Houjicha brews up light and rich with plenty of body. The light to medium roast adds a nutty perfume to the already rich and grassy notes of the cultivar.

Tasting Notes: Spicy | Aromatic

Tea Origin: Fukuoka, Japan

Brewing.
Hot: 1st Steep: 5g of leaf | 180g of water @ 195°F | Steep for 1 minute. 2nd Steep: 200°F | Steep for 1 minute

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: Our obsession with Houjicha continues. We are proud to add this gem from Fukuoka prefecture. Made from the name sake cultivar, Tsuyuhikari, this Houjicha brews up light and rich with plenty of body. The light to medium roast adds a nutty perfume to the already rich and grassy notes of the cultivar. This is our first encounter with a single cultivar houjicha that is not made from Yabukita. We love this tea as it cuts both ways: interesting enough to ponder in a deep tea session while still being totally gulpable while meeting with friends or getting some work done. A true tea for everyone!

What is so special about this tea? Tsuyuhikari is the offspring of both Asatsuyu (think buttery umami like our Asa No Yume) and Shizu 7132. The spicy sakura like notes in this tea are a product of higher levels of Coumarin that come from the Shizu 7132 side of things. We love the slight baked vanilla and sakura mochi notes with just enough umami to round things out.

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How de we describe tsuyuhikari Houjicha?

Spicy + aromatic

Tsuyuhikari is a very aromatic cultivar with notes of cherry leaf and cinnamon. After a gentle roasting, Tsuyuhikari Houjicha reveals even more - layers of toasted sweetness and a satisfying umami tang.

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