An excellent organic hojicha entitled HANAKA (which means flower fragrance) from Gokase Town in Miyazaki which is made from a selection of pan-fired ichibancha (first flush) stems and leaves that are lightly roasted in order to achieve a hojicha of exceptionally fine quality with outstanding aroma and the smoothest sweet-roast nectar!
The fine flower fragrance of this hojicha comes from the selection of excellent quality leaves and stems, and the combination of pan-firing and complex roasting of the leaves. This combination produces aroma that is quite different from steamed tea leaves that have been roasted into hojicha. The aroma offered here is an impressive flowery frangrance which is more refreshing, more stimulating, and without any excessive smokiness or roastiness.
On the palate this tea is a complete purist's delight, it is as smooth as you like, and offers a bouquet of wonderful stimulating sweet-roast flavors with a touch of greenness in the mix! If you are somebody who knows hojicha well, or you consider yourself a connoisseur of Japanese green tea in general, you will not fail to spot the outstanding craftsmanship of this organic hojicha, and you will surely want to give it a try!
|Origin||Gokase Town, Nishiusuki District, Miyazaki, Kyushu, Japan|
|Harvest Period||100% Ichibancha (First Harvest)|