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drank Shizuoka Black Tea by Den's Tea
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Cofftea

When did Den’s start carrying blacks?!

Geoffrey Norman

@Cofftea – They don’t. This was a “kocha” that was sent as a gift for those that made purchases over $50 or more.

Shinobi_cha

Yea, that was their December ‘gift’ celebrating 10 years of business in the US (for purchases $30 and over)

Cofftea

Hm. Still odd they’d give a way a black. Thanks for clearing that up though.

Shinobi_cha

I think it is because it is a rare tea, at least for us in the U.S. Their 10th anniversary gifts were all like that. Also, I think they gave it away because it is something they are actually selling in Japan. If you go to the parent company website, www.shirakata.jp (use Google translate), you can find that black tea (as well as a Japanese oolong) on sale. Something like 40g for 1000 JPY ($12 or so). Unfortunately, I’m sure you cannot buy from overseas.

Geoffrey Norman

Guess there’s always Mellow Monk’s Crimson Grove kocha in the meantime.

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Cofftea

When did Den’s start carrying blacks?!

Geoffrey Norman

@Cofftea – They don’t. This was a “kocha” that was sent as a gift for those that made purchases over $50 or more.

Shinobi_cha

Yea, that was their December ‘gift’ celebrating 10 years of business in the US (for purchases $30 and over)

Cofftea

Hm. Still odd they’d give a way a black. Thanks for clearing that up though.

Shinobi_cha

I think it is because it is a rare tea, at least for us in the U.S. Their 10th anniversary gifts were all like that. Also, I think they gave it away because it is something they are actually selling in Japan. If you go to the parent company website, www.shirakata.jp (use Google translate), you can find that black tea (as well as a Japanese oolong) on sale. Something like 40g for 1000 JPY ($12 or so). Unfortunately, I’m sure you cannot buy from overseas.

Geoffrey Norman

Guess there’s always Mellow Monk’s Crimson Grove kocha in the meantime.

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