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Binchotan Charcoal Roasted - Hoiro Premium Sencha Green Tea 1.76 oz (50g)

Binchotan Charcoal Roasted - Hoiro Premium Sencha Green Tea 1.76 oz (50g)

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Indulge in the rare artistry of hand-roasted sencha green tea

Indulge in the rare artistry of hand-roasted green tea with our Premium Hojicha, meticulously crafted by the renowned Oonishi-en tea estate in Iruma, Saitama, Japan. This exceptional sencha is a testament to the rich history and expertise found in the renowned tea-producing region of Sayama, one of Japan's three major tea origins (Uji, Shizuoka, and Sayama).

Made by the renowned top skilled tea master Nakajima-san of Onishi-en

Cultivated on the historic Oonishi-en estate, which boasts a legacy spanning 250 years, this sencha is hand roasted by a tea master adorned with the title of "Eisei-chasei (Eternal Tea Saint)." Having claimed the top position in the National Hand-Rolled Tea Appraisal Contest an impressive eight times, this tea master is widely recognized as Japan's foremost expert in the art of tea. 

Under the leadership of the skilled artisan Nakajima-san, Oonishi-en continues to uphold traditional techniques, producing the esteemed "deep-steamed tea" that Sayama tea is celebrated for. Immerse yourself in the epitome of quality with tea crafted by Japan's finest tea master.

Hand fired over a Binchotan Charcoal 

The final step in the production of this exceptional tea is the crucial and intricate process of "Hi-ire" or fire-roasting. This step enhances the aroma and flavor, elevating the tea's intrinsic value. Our Premium sencha blends the mild "Yabukita" variety with the rich and robust Saitama Prefecture-recommended varieties such as "Sayamakaori" and "Fukumidori." All from the spring season. The tea leaves are expertly roasted over Binchotan charcoal, infusing the tea with the far-infrared heat emitted by the charcoal. This meticulous process warms the leaves from within, enhancing the richness and umami. Savor the unique fragrance of Binchotan charcoal and the deep, roasted flavors in every cup. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of Japanese tea culture with our Premium Sencha.

Taste profile:

Natural sweetness : ★★

Savory / Umami : ★★★☆

Bitterness : ★★☆☆

Flavor note:  Charcoal / deep roasted / full-bodied / Umami strong

Recommended water temperature: 75C / 167F

Infusion time: 1min.

Amount of tea leaf:  3-4g per 100-150ml


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