Deep Roasted Hojicha (Asamiya)
Hojicha(ほうじ茶), sometimes spelled houjicha or written hoji cha, is a Japanese style of roasted green tea. The level of roast varies, but tends to be heavier than most roasted oolongs, giving the leaves and tea an appearance, flavor, and aroma totally distinct from most green teas, and indeed, from any other teas. This particular roast is considered a "deep roast" meaning its a longer roast compared to other shorter roasts, this delivers more notes of smoke and an even more complex deep flavor.
Nutty, Smokey, Deep
Brew with a water temperature of 176°F (80°C) for 60-90 seconds
10 second increase time for additional infusions.
A second steeping still contains a lot of flavor, so save your leaves and rebrew if desired.