Spun Sugar | Umami
Ultra small lot Houjicha
Zairai Heirloom Hand Roasted Houjicha - 50g
This exciting houjicha is hand roasted by master potter Yoshiyuki Shimizu at his studio in Dosenbo on the border of Uji and Nara in western Japan. This tea is made from the non clonal Zairai strain. Grown from seed, Zairai contains a variety of genetic material meaning batch to batch variance is common which makes for an exciting and rewarding brew. Oncredibly aromtic with a powerful mouthfeel, this Houjicha represents something brand new in our catalog. An artisan and hand crafted tea of the highest order.
Tasting Notes: Spice / Balanced Savory Tang / Roasted Barley
Tea Origin: Dosenbo, Uji, Japan
Packaging: 50g Bag
Brewing 4g Leaf / 150ml Water (200°F) / 1 Minute
Type: Green Tea
Cultivar: Zairai (Heirloom)
Production Area: Dosenbo, Kyoto
Production Year: 2023
Producer: Shimizu Family
Always use fresh filtered water
Water: 180cc / 6 oz (190F)
Leaf Amount: 4-5g / 1.5 teaspoons
Brew Time: 1 minute
HOW DO WE DESCRIBE Zairai houjicha?
Coffee like aromatics + Gentle umami
A truly hand roasted Houjicha made from Zairai tea bushes - heirloom tea grown from seeds. Full of exotic aromas and refined flavors.