Charred Harvest 2014 - Houji Genmaicha

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2014 Charred Harvest - Houji Genmaicha
Shizuoka, Chūbu, Japan

This tea is a variation on Hojicha, an oven-roasted tea. After the leaves & stems are aged over a period of four years, they're roasted and mixed with toasted rice (a style called Genmaicha, usually done with steamed green tea), producing a light, smooth, toasted taste with a wonderful aroma.

Brewing Suggestions

  • Use 7g (≈1 tbsp) of leaf per ½ liter (≈17 oz) of water.
  • Use 80°C/175°F water
  • Steep for 2 minutes, strain leaves, and enjoy!
    • Like milk in your tea? Steep an extra 30 seconds or a minute!
    • Too strong? Take off 30 seconds, or use 5g of leaf instead!
    • Too light? Kick it up another 30 seconds, or use 10g of leaf instead!
    • Wanna do a tea latte?
      • Use 11g (≈1½ tbsp) of leaf per ½ liter (≈17 oz).
      • Steep 2 minutes in ¼ liter (≈8 oz) boiling (100°C/212°C) water
      • Add ¼ liter (≈8 oz) hot milk, steep another 3 minutes.
      • Strain leaves, add sugar if you like (1 tsp usually does it), and enjoy!


Roasted Japanese green tea, & toasted rice.