This Organic Kirishima Houjicha is cultivated by Shutaro Hayashi, 5th generation tea farmer on Kirishima Mountain. This green tea was made using bancha leaves from the autumn harvest. They were carefully roasted in a porcelain pot over charcoal until they are reddish brown and have developed a nice aroma. The roasting process lowers the amount of caffeine in this tea making it a great choice for evenings, and it’s full rich roasted taste goes well with morning breakfast. Mr. Hayashi stays true to his production philosophy by insisting on a fine sorting, even while producing everyday teas. The very consistent structure of the dry leaves creates a stunning visual display of red and brown hues. You’ll find this tea to be complex, nutty and a little bit sweet.
Origin: Kirishima Japan
Harvest: Fall, 2018
Color of liquor: brown
Aroma: roasted coffee or barley, nutty, caramel
Flavor: full, silky, sweet, nutty, roasted, mineral, caramel
Temperature: 90º c
Steeping time: 2 min; 3min; 5min