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Black Tea No 913
 

Akai Ito

  Rare black tea from Japan woody, plum, frankincense

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In Japan, a land known for green tea, hides a unique discovery: black tea named Koucha. This fascinating tea comes from an organic and sustainable tea farm in Yakushima Island, sharing it’s lush terroir with an ancient forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

No. Infusions 2
Amount (tsp. / ml) 4g (2 tsp) / 250ml (8.5oz)
Temperature 80°C (175°F)
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In Yakushima Island in Kagoshima Prefecture, an origin known for delicate green teas hides a long history of Japanese black tea. Better known as Koucha, this tea type was commonly produced for international trade into Western markets during the Meiji Period. Today there are only around 300 tea farmers left that produce Koucha, and it isn’t until recent years that Japanese black tea is seeing a revival. Tying back to cultural relics, Akai Ito is a Japanese notion that a red string connects those who will find each other in life. Unlike other Japanese black teas, the leaves used to create Akai Ito come from Kanaya Midori; a bush variety that is used for green tea production. This seemingly odd decision coupled with a two year aging process before release creates the basis for distinctly aromatic characteristics with an intense depth to please connoisseurs.
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Notes

woody, plum, frankincense

Certification

EU Standard

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