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Organic Benihikari wa-kocha Black Tea

The Tea Crane

  • $1400

The Organic Benihikari wa-kocha Black Tea is a high-quality wa-kocha [Japan-grown black tea] produced on organic farms, and is therefore both safe and unsullied: free of anything known to be unhealthy, and uncontaminated as to flavor. In addition, it is produced by means of orthodox manufacturing methods.

The Benihikari cultivar is a variety native to Japan, and generally considered to be best suited to production of oxidised or semi-oxidised teas. The Japanese noun "beni" [crimson] alludes to the color of perfectly-brewed black tea; and infusions from this leaf are indeed a deep (yet bright) transparent red. It’s flavor lies midway between astringency and sweetness, and has, in common with certain Chinese varieties, a fresh and pure aroma that escapes through the back of the drinker’s nose.



Origin: Tsukigase, Nara, Japan (single estate).
Cultivar: Benihikari cultivar.
Harvest: Spring 2016.
Type: Organic black tea / loose leaf.
Additional impressions: Orange peel; Sweet rose; Malt; Citrus; Honey sweet; Pepper spicy. Full bodied but light; Strong tannins; Herbal; Mineral.

Brewing Method
Measurements per person.

・Amount of tea :2-3g
・Water temperature:100℃
・Water amount:150㏄
・Steep duration:3 min

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