I’ve just made the unfortunate discovery that this Mighty Leaf organic Hojicha green tea, which I’ve been looking forward to trying with some anticipation, is “light caffine.” Is it even possible to have “light caffine” and “green tea” in the same sentence? If we’re comparing tea to espresso… sure. But in the tea world, green tea generally packs a pretty good punch. On occassion, like mornings I’m out the door to catch an early train on the Long Island Rail Road, I’ll even say I look forward to it. My issue lies in the fact that because “light caffine” I’d so explicitly stated on the packaging, is that advertising that they’ve dumbed this tea down? Therein lies the travesty.
This “pan-fired and slow-roasted” Hojicha business has a lot of work to do. “Rich and nutty brew,” bring it.