The Hē Chá Tea founder, the Tea Journeyman, has a new review available on the Hoji Cha Smoky Roast from Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms. Read it here.
Now the samples are flowing in from all over Asia again. As I perused the thirty-plus samples that sit on my table, I chose the Hoji Cha Smoky Roast from Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms. Why? My first tea review was on a hoji cha basic roast, and I truly enjoyed the slightly woodsy and smoky taste of that. While researching that tea as I reviewed it, I found the other varieties of roasts available, and saw the smoky roast. I was immediately interested in trying one. Unfortunately, that desire got brushed to the side as hundreds of samples poured in to my office. Now, some of the prior samples have been finished, and the next round has arrived. All hoji cha varieties from Kyoto Obubu were included, and there is no question as to which option I am choosing first.
I would like to point something out before I get…
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