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Shizuoka Hojicha Kawabataen

Shizuoka Hojicha Kawabataen

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Learn all the secrets of the Shizuoka Hojicha Kawabataen

The Shizuoka Hojicha Kawabataen is a premium roasted green tea produced in Shizuoka. It has a pleasant flavor with warm notes of coffee and chocolate

Taste

Shizuoka Hojicha Kawabataen flavor chart

Discover the results of Nio Teas’ 4 step tea tasting method

To assess the flavor of Shizuoka Hojicha Kawabataen, we examine both the aroma and how it interacts with the palate. We evaluate whether it produces dryness, acidity, minerality, or sweetness. Additionally, we analyze the texture or mouthfeel of the tea. As for roasted teas, we assess the level of roasting in the taste profile, which is a shared characteristic among most roasted teas.

Step 1 - Observing the Appearance

The Shizuoka Hojicha contains mostly leaves with a flat shape and dark brown color, but there are a few stems added in.

Step 2 - Assessing the Aroma

The aroma coming off the wet leaves of the Shizuoka Hojicha is that of wet wood, smoke and a hint of cedar

Step 3 - Tasting the Tea

The Shizuoka Hojicha begins with a light caramel sweetness, which later develops into a strong acidity that quenches the palate. The tea has notes of cedar wood and milky chocolate. There is a hint of tingling minerality that lingers on the palate after the finish.

Step 4 - Evaluating the sensation on the palate

This Shizuoka Hojicha provides a lot of sensations to the palate, with a tingling minerality and mouthwatering acidity. The tea has a smooth, sweet wood note that really rounds out the structure of the tea.

100% Organically grown and Ethically Sourced

At Nio, we are honored to collaborate with tea farmers who are committed to organic and pesticide-free cultivation methods. Our years of experience have shown us that this approach not only yields exceptional tasting tea, but also fosters healthier tea fields.

These environmentally-conscious farms serve as havens for local wildlife, promoting a thriving ecosystem. By selecting teas from these farms, we are dedicated to promoting sustainability, protecting the environment, and supporting a healthier approach to tea farming. We are proud to partner with farmers who share our values and are committed to a more sustainable and eco-friendly future for tea production.

Nio Teas Unique Organically grown sourcing process

  • We take great care in the tasting process to identify the perfect flavor profile for each tea.
  • We are in constant communication with our tea farmers to understand their cultivation practices and ensure they adhere to pesticide-free and chemical-free methods.Β 
  • We like to conduct on-site visits to the tea fields and production facilities to make sure the tea is being produced with care
  • We also like to make sure the fields are providing a healthy environment for local wildlife to thrive, promoting a balanced and thriving ecosystem.
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JAS Certified

When you take a look at our tea packs, you may spot the JAS (Japanese Agricultural Standard) certification, which is regulated by the Japanese government. As part of our partnership with larger tea farms, we mandate that they obtain JAS certification through rigorous soil testing and sampling to ensure the highest quality standards.

In addition, we also love working with smaller farms that may not have the resources for extensive soil testing and sampling. In such cases, we accept their tea under the "pesticide-free" label, providing them with opportunities to sell their exceptional quality tea. This allows us to support and promote sustainability while also upholding our commitment to quality and supporting smaller farmers in their journey to produce outstanding teas.

How to prepare the tea

For brewing the Shizuoka Hojicha, we recommend using a slightly higher temperature and a shorter brewing time. When it comes to shizuoka hojicha, sometimes it’s nice to brew the tea using hotter water to really get a strong flavor from it!

  • Step 1

    Heat water to a temperature of 80Β°C (175Β°F), which is the ideal temperature for the shizuoka hojicha kawabataen.

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    Step 2

    Add 5 grams of shizuoka hojicha to your teapot and pour in 150ml of the heated water.

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    Step 3

    Let the shizuoka hojicha brew in the water for 1 minute without disturbing the leaves. This allows the tea to release a nice roasted flavor and aroma into the water.

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    Step 4

    After the brewing time is up, pour out the brewed shizuoka hojicha from the teapot. The teapot will automatically filter out the leaves and the stems so they don't end up in your cup. Enjoy your delicious cup of shizuoka hojicha!

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    2nd brew

    Don't let your Shizuoka Hojicha go to waste after the first brew! You can make multiple cups of tea from the same batch of green tea leaves. Just add hot water to the teapot again and let the leaves steep for a quick 20 seconds for subsequent infusions.

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    Cold brew

    We do not recommend cold brewing the Shizuoka Hojicha Kawabataen

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Necessary teaware

To elevate your Shizuoka Hojicha brewing to the next level, we recommend using a kyusu teapot for the best possible experience. This traditional Japanese teapot is designed to allow ample space for the tea leaves to unfurl and release their warm, roasted flavors into the water.

The kyusu also features a built-in sifter that automatically filters out the tea leaves as you pour, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable tea-drinking experience without any getting any leaves in the tea cup. Investing in a kyusu teapot will enhance your Shizuoka Hojicha brewing ritual and help you fully appreciate the exceptional taste of this unique tea.

Alternative without teawareΒ 

If you don’t have access to a kyusu teapot, the next best alternative when it comes to using the shizuoka hojicha is the tea strainer. This may not produce as good of a flavor compared to the kyusu, but at least it will keep the tea leaves from getting into your cup! You can always upgrade to better teaware later!

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Location of production and farmer

Information about the farm

This Shizuoka hojicha comes from Mr. Kawabata in Shizuoka. Mr. Kawabata has been able to develop these nice warmer notes of the Hojicha by roasting the tea leaves. During the roasting process, these leaves lose their grassy and vegetable notes in exchange for notes of coffee, caramel or even chocolate.

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Sourced in Shizuoka

Japan

As the name would suggest, the Shizuoka Hojicha is grown and produced in Shizuoka, Japan. Shizuoka is the largest tea production region in Japan, responsible for around 40% of the country’s total tea production. The region benefits from a higher elevation, which is the perfect environment for growing tea plants as they can be exposed to both sun and shade throughout the day.

Cultivar and tea plant variety

This Shizuoka Hojicha is made from the Yabukita cultivar, the most common tea cultivar in Japan.

  • Yabukita

    Yabukita has become the most popular tea cultivar in Japan, making up 75% of the total tea produced. One of the reasons for this is that the tea plants are resistant to frost, making them well suited to the comparatively cold winters of central Japan. Another explanation for its popularity is the bold savory and steamed vegetable flavors it produces.

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