Japan is not well known for its black teas. It took us five years of research (and tastings) to find a decent representative of this unusual tea style with a true sense of identity.
Something both unique and resolutely Japanese in style, adding a new element to our catalogue.
Smooth, aromatic and bursting with warm flavours, our Yakushima Organic rides a fine line between bold and refined.
- Cultivar: Yabukita
- Producer: M. Shuichi Fujiwara
- Altitude: 300m
- Date of harvest: May 12, 2022
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At less than one percent of Japan’s total tea production, black tea is very much a marginal product in a very green tea oriented industry. Rare and hard to find, its roots are run deep in Japanese
At less than one percent of Japan’s total tea production, black tea is very much a marginal product