Product Review (submitted on August 6, 2009):
Ive tasted 3 different types of hojicha, and this one is the most Bitter : I will not purchase again. When they say stems, they mean STEMS... no leaves... All Stems. You have to have an aquired taste for it, or go back to the leafy versions, which IMO is a smoother taste. I cant rate it 1 Star, because their might be something more bitter than this.