TOMOHA

High-Grade organic Houjicha

TOMOHA
TOMOHA
TOMOHA
TOMOHA
TOMOHA
TOMOHA
TOMOHA
TOMOHA
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A fragrant and comforting organic tea, that combines the roasted notes of houjicha with the pan-fired hints of oolong tea.

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Description

TOMOHA is an amazing rare treat for all lovers of houjicha and oolong tea. One of our team's new favorite teas from the producer of best-selling TOMOKO kamairicha!

Deep in the mountains of southern Miyazaki prefecture, organic kamairicha and oolong tea master Miyazaki Ryo san created a unique organic houjicha by roasting the stems and leaves of organic oolong tea (a semi-fermented type of tea). 

The result is an extraordinary fragrant and comforting delicacy, that combines the roasted notes of houjicha with the pan-fired hints of oolong tea. With nearly no caffeine, enjoy the sweet and bright orange liquor of TOMOHA all day long!

There are different ways of brewing TOMOHA. For the first brew, Miyazaki san suggests using nearly boiling water (95C) for 60 to 90 seconds, and the same temperature for 20-30 seconds the next times.

As for us, we found that using cooler water (75-80C) for 120 seconds without closing the lid on your teapot yielded even more fragrance in our cups. The liquor is maybe less powerful but the floral notes stand out. The second brew is even more sweet than the first with hints of passion fruit.

Tomoha is showcased in a wonderful handmade cup from 15th generation Takatori kiln located a few blocs from our offices (we are lucky indeed !).

Step by Step Tasting Guide

For even more information and guidance on Tomoha, you can enjoy the complete review by Mélina Da Rocha in our tasting corner.

For even more information and guidance on Tomoha, you can enjoy the complete review by Mélina Da Rocha in our tasting corner.


Information

Net Weight: 70g
Harvest: 2022
Origin: 100% Japanese tea from Miyazaki
Quality and type: High-Grade Houjicha
Organic: Yes JAS
Cultivars: Minami-sayaka, Takachiho, Koushun, Sae-midori
Conservation: 2 years unopened
Optimal tasting: within 6 weeks after opening

Brewing Instructions



tea spoons Tea for 2
4g / 0.14 oz

water dosimeter Water
300ml / ~10 fl oz

tea spoons Temperature
95C / 203F

time iconTime
60 to 90s


Aromatic Profiles

Body level BODY
Floral aroma FLORAL
Umami level UMAMI
Fruity aroma FRUITY

 

roast tasting ROASTED
nutty tasting NUTTY
woody tasting WOODY/EARTHY
woody tasting VEGETAL
woody tasting GRASSY

Producer Information

MIYAZAKI RYO

We have been doing organic cultivation for tea with pesticide-free and chemical fertilizer-free for over 30 years and received certification of organic JAS in 2001.

We produce KAMAIRICHA a true specialty in our region, Miyazaki. Since this technique is difficult to master there are less and less producers that are producing Kamaricha.

The tea is not steamed, but roasted in a large pan. Its fragrance is called “kamaka”, a sweet taste and refreshing feeling and can sometimes recall the scent of Jasmine tea.

MIYAZAKI SABO has won many national awards for their kamairicha, including the Nihoncha Awards in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2021.


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