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Black tea from Kawane, Kôshun cultivar

Type of tea : Black tea
Origin : Aobe, Kawane-honchô Village, Haibara District, Shizuoka Prefecture
Cultivar : Kôshun
Harvest : May 23, 2017
Black tea from Kawane, Kôshun cultivar

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Whether the tea is green, blue or black, when Mr. Masui applies the wilting technique, uncommon in Japan, it is with the hand of a master. In the Kawane Mountains, he grows a number of cultivars without pesticides, including the famous, atypical Kôshun. While it was originally a cultivar for green tea, the producer has brought out the best in it for this black tea, which is lightly oxydized to recall certain Darjeelings.
This tea has a sweet scent, evoking honey, with spicy notes bringing cinnamon to mind, but also a hint of flowers. The fragrances are lively, but smooth.
This black tea comes into the mouth with very refined astringency, and a great deal of presence right from the first. Next, very deep flavours appear. There is sweetness, but no heaviness; floral and fruity aromas; truly sumptuous.
Far from falling into the banality of many Japanese black teas, this one has great strength and depth, and brings out the best in the Kôshun cultivar without harbouring the defects of black teas made from varieties for green tea.

Brewing suggestion
  • Quantity of leaves: 4g / 1.3 tsp
  • Quantity of water : 150 ml / 1/2 cup
  • Water temperature : 90°C / 194°F
  • Brewing time : 70s
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Black tea from Kawane, Kôshun cultivar

USD $16.00  / 50g

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