Hojicha (steeping)

Made from leaves that have not been oxidized.

Hojicha (steeping)

Postby devites » Mar 27th, '08, 21:58

How much, what temp, what is a good leave to water ratio.

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Postby Chip » Mar 28th, '08, 01:13

Generally speaking, this is a relatively casual Japanese "green" tea. 6 ounces of water, 1-2 teaspoons, boiling water, 15-45 seconds to taste. Resteep!!!

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Postby Pentox » Mar 28th, '08, 02:10

I've also seen it suggested though to use boiling water for the roasted japanese teas. To follow the normal rule though, try what you will and like what you like.

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Postby devites » Mar 28th, '08, 03:07

Thanks i did a heaping teaspoon for a cup. It is amazing, really smooth and oddly sweet flavor with a nice roasted smokey finish. I think this is some of the best tea I have ever had.

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Postby JRS22 » Mar 28th, '08, 09:17

I've tried boiled water and a shorter steeping time, and 180 water and a longer steeping time. Both worked.

I'm in the market for more hojica. Where did you get yours?

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Postby Buzz Fledderjohn » Mar 28th, '08, 09:53

JRS22 wrote:
I'm in the market for more hojica. Where did you get yours?


You might want to try Den's Houji-Kukicha if you haven't already.

http://www.denstea.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=108_110

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Postby olivierco » Mar 28th, '08, 13:02

JRS22 wrote:
I'm in the market for more hojica. Where did you get yours?


o-cha, hibiki-an, ippodo

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Postby Pentox » Mar 28th, '08, 13:55

I'm in the market for more hojica. Where did you get yours?



Lupicia for me.

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Postby Space Samurai » Mar 28th, '08, 15:56

I am very fond of the houji kukicha from Den's Tea. Their houji genmaicha is also quite decent.

For me houji is as simple as tea gets. Toss some in a pot and add boiling water. It doesn't seem to matter how long I steep it, results will only vary slightly.

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Postby Space Samurai » Mar 28th, '08, 15:58

Pentox...Olivierco...I get a headache trying to tell you two apart. Too bad there isn't a trigger-happy mod out their who likes to diversify users' avatars...

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Postby olivierco » Mar 28th, '08, 16:24

Space Samurai wrote:Pentox...Olivierco...I get a headache trying to tell you two apart. Too bad there isn't a trigger-happy mod out their who likes to diversify users' avatars...


When I get time, I will borrow a camera a make a personalized (gyokuro related of course) avatar. Until then, if you want to tell us apart, I am the one speaking with the cute French accent. :wink:

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Postby Pentox » Mar 28th, '08, 16:49

Space Samurai wrote:Pentox...Olivierco...I get a headache trying to tell you two apart. Too bad there isn't a trigger-happy mod out their who likes to diversify users' avatars...


Psh how could you get the two of us confused. Do you know how hard it is to separate you from all of the other matcha crazed people with chawans and purple flowers in their avies? YOU KNOW HOW HARD? not very.

Alas I do not have anything that I would consider cute or french.

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Postby devites » Mar 29th, '08, 04:03

I got mine from my local organic grocery store, PCC (only in the northwest)

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