When I opened the package of Kaga-bocha (roasted twig tea), bright roasted aroma amused my sense. It is never like a burnt odor, and it is pleasant and brilliant like Chinese tea. The appearance is also bright. The hue is beige, which is more whitish than dark brown from the common hojicha (roasted tea) sold in my area.
I have prepared the tea by following the instruction on the package.
Boiling water: 130ml (4.6oz)
Brewing time: 20sec
The brewed tea has a clear golden color. And its aroma got more profound than the leaves. The flavor is creamy and sweet. It also has a slight distinctive flavor behind which I don’t find in common hojicha. I can’t tell what the flavor is, but I assume it is a greenish flavor like sencha. Anyway, every time I sip, the air that rises to my nose brings a rich aroma. The refined flavor smoothly glides on my tongue to the back by leaving a mild long trace.
I pretty much like this tea. I think that I want to enjoy this tea with a nice cuisine. It must be great!