Warashina Black Tea

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  • “Had another go this morning. 8g / 200ml glaspot. Three infusions @ 100C 50s/1:15m/2m I can help but taste oregano, maybe its because of the apperance of the leaves. Looks similar. The taste...” Read full tasting note
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Type of tea: Black tea (kôcha)
Origin: Former village of Warashina, Nishi-mata, Aoi Borough, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Cultivar: Saemidori
Harvest: Spring (May) 2012

Here is a black tea from Warashina, Shizuoka, that is produced in very small quantity, and is the result of experiments by two farmers, who were spurred on by an enthusiastic wholesaler.
Mr. Saitô grows Saemidori cultivar tea plants, and gets little green insects, nicknamed “unka” in Japanese, to to bite the leaves. This is a method employed in Taiwan to produce Oriental Beauty tea in particular, as well as Darjeeling. Next, the leaves produced by Mr. Saitô are entrusted to Mr. Takahashi for processing. Mr. Takahashi is well-known for his extremely rare cultivars, as well as his kama-iri and Oolong teas.
The result is a black tea with a delicate, sweet, fruity fragrance. The liquor is also very sweet, with no astringency, light but rich, with notes of honey and candied fruit, and a deep aftertaste.
A rare Japanese black tea with Darjeeling accents.

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Quantity of leaves: 4 g / 1.2 tsp Quantity of water: 70 ml / 1/4 cup Water temperature: Boiling Steeping time: 50-60 seconds

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234 tasting notes

Had another go this morning.
8g / 200ml glaspot.
Three infusions @ 100C
50s/1:15m/2m

I can help but taste oregano, maybe its because of the apperance of the leaves. Looks similar.
The taste is a mix of cinnamon and sharp herbal flavours with a slight astringency. It is very different to other japanese blacks.
Im actually lowering the score somewhat because it dissapoints if you like the usual japanese black tea flavour. and it cant stand up to a good darjeeling neither.

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Boiling 1 min, 0 sec

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