Tea Tasting Set – Hojicha 3

¥2,000

This premium tea tasting set includes three types of Hojicha (roasted green tea) from Shizuoka. Unlike general Hojicha, all of these teas are made from spring plucked tea leaves with rich nutrients.

We carefully selected teas with distinct characteristics so that you can enjoy the difference. Farmers, origins, tea types, and roast levels are all different.

The tasting set includes:

– Kuki Hojicha

– Fukamushi Hojicha
This tea received the Jury’s Special Award at the Nihoncha Award 2019

– Oolong Hojicha
This tea received the Platinum Prize at Nihoncha Award 2017

Size: 30g/1oz

For more details, please see the description below.

10 in stock (can be backordered)

1. Kuki Hojicha

This Hojicha uses only kuki (stems) of tea that has a sweetness to it.
Jiro from Ryougochi, a high mountainous area, roasted his fresh Kukicha at a high temperature just before it was about to be scorched. That gives it a crisp aroma and a sweetness of its stems.

Tea Type: Hojicha

Roasted light-steamed Kukicha(stem tea)

Roast Level: medium

Cultivar: blended

Origin: Ryougochi, Shizuoka Prefecture

Manufacturer: Jiro Katahira

Harvest: spring 2021

 

2. Fukamushi Hojicha

This tea received the Jury's Special Prize at Nihoncha Award 2019

This roasted Fukamushicha has a thicker texture and more umami, savory sweetness than the other two.
Murata-san from the Makinohara Plateau, the origin of Fukamushicha, started making the unique Hojicha in 2019. In the same year, this tea received an award in Nihoncha Award.

Tea Type: Hojicha
Roasted Fukamushicha (deep-steamed Sencha)

Roast Level: light

Cultivar: Yabukita

Origin: Kanaya, Shizuoka Prefecture

Manufacturer: Yuya Murata

Harvest: spring 2021

 

3. Oolong Hojicha

This tea received the Platinum Prize at Nihoncha Award 2017

This is a rare roasted Japanese oolong with a floral and fruity note.
Takahashi-san from Honyama tea area, which is said to be the origin of Shizuoka tea, blends teas made from different tea varieties to create a unique complex flavor. Light-roasting the blends gives the tea a roasted flavor without sacrificing the oolong tea's floral and fruity aroma. This tea is popular, especially among our international customers.

Tea Type: Hojicha

Roasted oolong tea

Roast Level: light

Cultivar: Beni-Fuki, Zaira i(native), Inzatsu-131 Misho (seed-grown), and Surugawase

Origin: Kozeto, Shizuoka Prefecture

Manufacturer: Kazuaki Takahashi

Harvest: spring 2021

Additional information

Weight 260 g