Japanese shade-grown black tea "Ise"

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Chocolate, Roasted
Sold in
Tea Bag
Caffeine
Not available
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Devilish
Average preparation
Boiling 2 min, 45 sec 2 g 2 oz / 70 ml

Currently unavailable

We don't know when or if this item will be available.

From Our Community

1 Image

1 Want it Want it

1 Own it Own it

4 Tasting Notes View all

  • “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
    74
  • “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
    92
  • “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
    67

From Lupicia

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.

About Lupicia View company

Company description not available.

4 Tasting Notes

74
36 tasting notes

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 broken up. Nice acidity with a sweet fruity note up front, the chocolate is still there with a bit more florality in the mix, the first brew was a bit astringent so I backed off a bit on the temperature and slowly ramped it up again. This is also quite roasty smelling for a black tea, it seriously reminds me of hojicha on the nose of the wet leaves. You can definitely taste this is gyokuro, wonderful base of umami with a lively acidity up to seven brews or so. Probably won’t buy this tea again, but I will definitely drink the rest of the bag I bought.

Preparation
Boiling 2 g 2 OZ / 70 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

92
661 tasting notes

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 boiling.

This tea didn’t taste quite as chocolatey as it smelled at first. The chocolate notes were still there along with a roast flavor. As it cooled down the chocolate notes became stronger .

So this tea makes me think of chocolate genmaicha! There this roasted flavor coupled with chocolate. That’s all I could think of was chocolate genmaicha even though there wasn’t any rice in it. I really enjoyed this tea but the one downside to it was the major caffeine kick. After I had it , I was done for the day with caffeine. This seemed to pack as much caffeine as coffee.

It was really good though!!

Flavors: Chocolate, Roasted

Liquid Proust

THIS STUFF IS SO GOOD!

Ubacat

I could still smell the infused leaves sitting on my desk all day. Chocolate was waffling under my nose and tempting me for a 2nd infusion but my heart was pumping too much from the last cup!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

1112 tasting notes

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 the hell did I just drink?”
This is completely different than YUNOMI’s black teas and the David’s Tea black gyokuro I had.
My best friend will love the coffee likeness to this, though it may be milder, even I enjoy it :)

What an absolutely unique tea. I will be repurchasing this in the future for sure :)

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

67
338 tasting notes

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 houjicha, but of course it is not as strong. It is malty with a bittersweet finish. It’s certainly not my cup of tea – perhaps it’s an acquired taste – but you’ve go to try it if you wan to expand your palate or call yourself a tea connoisseur :P

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 45 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.