Hōjicha is my new (mildly) caffeinated obsession:

From Wikipedia:

Hōjicha (焙じ茶, ほうじ茶) is a Japanese green tea. It is distinctive from other Japanese green teas because it is roasted in a porcelain pot over charcoal, whereas most Japanese teas are steamed. The tea is fired at a high temperature, altering the leaf color tints from green to reddish brown. The process was first performed in Kyoto, Japan, in the 1920s and its popularity persists today

Steep for 45 seconds at 85º - 90º C

scheduleFebruary 22, 2021