Japanese shade-grown black tea "Ise"

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Tea type
Black Tea
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Chocolate, Roasted
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Typical Preparation
Use 2 oz / 70 ml of water
Set water temperature to Boiling
Use 2 g of tea
Steep for 2 min, 45 sec
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“Bought from the shinjuku branch of lupicia. The dry leaves are choppy but have a wonderfully sweet chocolate smell with notes of berries. I started with shorter steeps as the leaves were quite...” Read full tasting note
“I had this tea today at work. Just brewed Western style. The smell of the dry leaves smelled so much like chocolate! I wasn’t even sure of the temperature I was using but I know it wasn’t...” Read full tasting note
“So today has been a black tea day for me it seems… anyways, the smell of this was rather strong so I was curious as to what I was about to drink. My first drink my thoughts went like this, “What...” Read full tasting note
“This is a very unique tea. I have never tasted black tea like this before! It has an intense coffee-like, roasty aroma. The liquor also has that characteristic roasty flavour that reminds me of...” Read full tasting note


This tea was produced by using tea leaves used in producing gyokuro. With a chocolate-like sweetness and aroma, it is an intensely aromatic Japanese black tea.

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