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Roasted Hojicha Green Tea Noike

Roasted Hojicha Green Tea Noike

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Learn all the secrets of the Roasted Hojicha Green Tea Noike

The Roasted Hojicha Green Tea Noike is a delicious light roasted hojicha from Mr. Noike in Kyoto, with slightly sweeter notes of caramel and milk chocolate


Roasted Hojicha Green Tea Noike flavor chart

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

When evaluating the flavor of the Roasted Hojicha Green Tea Noike, we consider both the aroma and how the tea interacts with the palate. We assess for attributes such as dryness, acidity, minerality, and sweetness. Additionally, we evaluate the texture of the tea, or mouthfeel. As this is a roasted tea, we also take into account the degree to which it has been roasted, as this is a characteristic shared by most roasted teas.

Step 1 - Observing the Appearance

The leaves of the roasted hojicha are composed of a combination of stems and larger flatter leaves. The leaves are a dark brown color and the stems are a lighter brown color.

Step 2 - Assessing the Aroma

The aroma coming off the wet leaves of the hojicha green tea is smoky and earthy, with notes of pine and roasted cedar.

Step 3 - Tasting the Tea

The hojicha green tea draws you in with a light, mineral sweetness. The roasted flavors begin to play in the mid palate, and they are complemented by this light acidity that quenches the palate. The tea has a light, sweet woodiness in the finish and it leaves the palate with a cool, cleansing sensation.

Step 4 - Evaluating the sensation on the palate

The texture of this roasted hojicha is lighter and thinner, which allows space for the sweetness and acidity to entertain the palate. There is a hint of this tingling minerality and a light roast.

100% Organically grown and Ethically Sourced

At Nio, we proudly partner with tea farmers who embrace organic and pesticide-free cultivation methods. Through our years of experience, we have found that this approach not only produces tea with exceptional taste, but also fosters healthier tea fields.

These environmentally-friendly farms act as havens for local wildlife, supporting a thriving ecosystem. By choosing teas from such farms, we are committed to promoting sustainability, protecting the environment, and promoting a healthier way of tea farming.

Nio Teas Unique Organically grown sourcing process

  • At Nio, we take great care in the tasting process to identify the perfect flavor profile for each tea.
  • We maintain constant communication with our tea farmers to understand their cultivation practices and ensure they adhere to pesticide-free and chemical-free methods. 
  • We also conduct on-site visits to the tea fields and production facilities to personally assess their quality.
  • We believe it's vital that the tea fields we source from provide a safe and healthy environment for local wildlife to thrive, promoting a balanced and thriving ecosystem.
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JAS Certified

If you look at some of our packs of tea, you may notice the JAS (Japanese Agricultural Standard) certification, which is regulated by the Japanese government. When we partner with larger tea farms, we require them to obtain JAS certification through soil testing and sampling.

We also like to partner with smaller farms, who may not yet have the resources for the soil testing and sampling, but we accept tea from them under the "pesticide-free" label. This allows us to support and provide opportunities to smaller farmers who produce exceptional quality tea, while still upholding our commitment to quality and sustainability.

How to prepare the tea

For brewing the Roasted Hojicha Green Tea Noike, we recommend using a slightly higher temperature and a shorter brewing time. When it comes to roasted hojicha, sometimes it’s nice to brew the tea a bit hotter to really get a strong flavor from it!

  • Step 1

    Heat water to a temperature of 80°C (175°F), which is the ideal temperature for the Hojicha Green Tea.

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    Step 2

    Add 5 grams of Roasted Hojicha Green Tea Noike to your teapot and pour in 150ml of the heated water.

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    Step 3

    Let the hojicha green tea brew in the water for 1 minute without disturbing the leaves. This allows the stems of 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 hojicha green tea 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 hojicha green tea!

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    2nd brew

    Don't throw out your hojicha green tea leaves after the first brew! You can enjoy multiple cups of tea from the same green tea leaves. Simply add the same hot water you used before to the teapot and let the leaves brew for just 20 seconds for subsequent infusions.

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    Cold brew

    We do not recommend cold brewing the Roasted Hojicha Green Tea Noike

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Necessary teaware

For the best possible hojicha green tea experience, we recommend brewing your roasted hojicha with a kyusu teapot. This is a traditional Japanese teapot designed to provide enough space for the tea leaves to unfurl and release these warm roasted flavors into the water.

The kyusu also has a built-in sifter, which automatically filters out the tea leaves as you pour, making sure that you get a smooth and enjoyable tea-drinking experience. Investing in a kyusu teapot will take your hojicha green tea brewing to the next level and help you get the most out of this exceptional tea.

Alternative without teaware 

If you don’t have access to a kyusu teapot, the next best thing is using a tea strainer for the hojicha green tea. This may not produce as rich of a flavor because it doesn’t provide as much space as a kyusu, but at least it will keep the tea leaves out of your cup! You can always upgrade your teaware later.

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noike farm in japan

Location of production and farmer

Information about the farm

As the name would suggest, the Roasted Hojicha Green Tea Noike is produced by Mr. Noike, a talented farmer outside of Kyoto. Mr. Noike used to live in Tokyo, but he decided to embrace a quieter life in the Japanese countryside, where he tends to his small tea field and learns about the intricacies of tea farming.

Sourced in Kyoto


The Roasted Hojicha Green Tea Noike is grown in a small pine forest outside the city of Kyoto. This pine forest can actually improve the flavor of the tea, as the tall tree provide partial shading throughout the day, almost acting like a natural Kabuse.

Cultivar and tea plant variety

The Roasted Hojicha Green Tea Noike is made from the Yabukita cultivar, the most popular type of tea plant in Japan.

  • Yabukita

    There are two reasons that have led to the success of the Yabukita, which now makes up close to 75% of Japan’s total tea production. The first is that it is resistant to frost, which allows it to withstand the comparatively cold winters of central Japan. Also, it produces a rich savory flavor with lots of these citrusy or grassy characteristics. These grassy characteristics are removed during the roasting process, so you won’t notice them in the hojicha green tea.

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We offer free shipping on all orders using the most cost-effective carrier available in your country. For customers in the U.S. and E.U., delivery typically takes 5-7 days, while customers outside these regions may experience a slightly longer wait time of up to 10 days. If you require faster delivery, we also have expedited shipping options available for a nominal fee.

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Returns & Refunds

Our utmost priority is to ensure that every customer enjoys their tea from Nio. If you receive tea that you are not satisfied with, kindly inform us and we will gladly send you a replacement. There is no need to return the tea you ordered; feel free to keep it and share it with someone who may appreciate it. We are committed to your satisfaction and aim to provide exceptional customer service.

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