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"Kuki Barista" Bo Hojicha Matcha Powder

"Kuki Barista" Bo Hojicha Matcha Powder

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The word kuki means "stem."  Bo Hojicha is made with the stems from newly emerging, tender leaves harvested during First Flush.  This differs from most Hojicha teas, which are normally made with coarse leaves and stems.  To preserve the rich flavor, the stems are lightly roasted and then stone-ground into a fine powder.  The roasting process transforms the amino acids in the stems, reducing bitterness and creating a smooth and sweet tea.  The liquor is sweet and nutty, with hints of roast chocolate or coffee.     

Bo Hojicha shines as a culinary ingredient.  It offers a twist in traditional flavors for  beverages like lattes and soft drinks, and desserts like tiramisu, muffins, milk pudding, ice cream, lava cake, cheesecake, and brownies (see Brewing Recommendations).

Tea Specifics

Organic Turmeric, Organic Ginger, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Black Pepper

Origin: Ilam, Nepal

This botanical blend is caffeine-free

Tasting Notes

Light sweetness; cinnamon; warming, spice

Brewing Recommendations

Proportion: 4-6g of tea per 100ml purified water

Ideal brewing vessel: Glass or porcelain easy gaiwan or tea pot

Steeping: Pour 175F water down the side of the brewing vessel, not directly on the leaves. Steep for 1 minute. Replace the tea pot lid and then pour the liquor into a gong dao bei (fairness pitcher) before apportioning into tea cups.  Brew a second time for 30 seconds. For the third and final brew, steep in low temperature water (around 150F) for 2 minutes.

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