Tsukigase Hōjicha | Organic | 2018

月ヶ瀬 焙じ茶

Organic Hōjicha from the late spring and early autumn harvests of 2018 grown and produced by Tsukigase Kenkō Chaen in Tsukigase, Nara.



Description | 詳細

Tsukigase Hōjicha – technically a roasted Bancha – consists of large roasted leaves as well as a significant amount of stem and twig material from the late spring and early autumn harvests of 2018. Brewed at high temperatures, Tsukigase Hōjicha offers a comforting warm, earthy, and naturally sweet roasted green tea. The skillfully performed final roasting process remains pleasantly present in the cup, with notes of roasted nuts, oven-baked apples, and burnt caramel coming in particular to mind, each of which, however, never being dominant. An old-school, honest, and delicately balanced Hōjicha.

Due to the mature nature of the organic Bancha-material and the subsequent deep roasting process, Tsukigase Hōjicha contains very low amounts of caffeine. The low caffeine content contributes to the gentle and soothing character of the tea, making Tsukigase Hōjicha suitable to enjoy at any time of the day.

Tea trees | 茶樹

Cultivar: Bancha-blend of different cultivars

Age: unknown

Elevation: 200-300 masl

Shade: none

Fertilisation: fallen leaves, straws, and other vegetation from local plant growth as well as non-GMO rapeseed oil cake

Cultivation method: certified organic (read more about organic and natural farming here)

Harvest: June 2018 (from tea fields Umegaya and Horikoshitōge 2) + October 2018 (from tea field Yamanoshita)

Production method | 製茶方法

Steaming: medium (chūmushi)

Roasting: deep roasting

Producer | 生産者

Tsukigase Kenkō Chaen 月ヶ瀬健康茶園

Origin | 産地

Tsukigase in Nara, Japan


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