NaturaliTea #12: Japanese Black Tea Setoya Momiji

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea
Flavors
Fruity, Malt, Sweet, Astringent, Baked Bread, Bitter, Earth, Mineral, Musty, Plums, Thick
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Not available
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 30 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “I am so far behind in my sample tasting. This tea was with the Yunomi group buy and just getting around to trying it now. I brewed it gong fu with the first infusion pretty short (15sec) but am...” Read full tasting note
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  • “i thought today would be a green day but as i was going through the yunomi box, found this one up next..just as well coz i found a chocolate to snack on :D a quick first steep right after boiling,...” Read full tasting note
  • “I think this is my first Japanese black tea, and I’m excited to try it. The dry leaf is dark, small and twisty and there’s a fair bit of orange dust in the bag. It smells earthy, musty and...” Read full tasting note
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From Yunomius

Ayumi Kinezuka returns to Sri Lanka frequently to study techniques and incorporates them, combines them with our knowledge of Japanese Yabukita tea plants to create the the Setoya Momiji. What we are aiming for is a mellow, naturally sweet tea without astringency that tastes amazing without mixing sugar or milk.

Setoya is the name given to the area in Fujieda City, Shizuoka Prefecture, where many of our fields are located.

Momiji is the name for Japanese maple, a beautiful tree with delicate leaves that turn bright red and orange during the fall.

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I am so far behind in my sample tasting. This tea was with the Yunomi group buy and just getting around to trying it now. I brewed it gong fu with the first infusion pretty short (15sec) but am really enjoying it. It doesn’t have that heavy bold taste that some black teas do (that could be in part because of how I brewed it). It’s a bit sweet with a nice malty flavour and a fruity note. It’s weird, but I had a feeling this tea was going to be fruity before I brewed it up or even smelled it. This was my first black Japanese tea too.

Flavors: Fruity, Malt, Sweet

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i thought today would be a green day but as i was going through the yunomi box, found this one up next..just as well coz i found a chocolate to snack on :D

a quick first steep right after boiling, i could sense the maltiness. i like to try tea when it is not yet too strong. it is nice. second steep twice the time but middlish is not good..so im steeping for longer for a stronger flavour.

hm! i thought id left it too long as the tea had already sorta cooled but rather than bitterness, i get a slight sweetness, initially elusive but gently spreads out. maybe it’s just my inexperience but i dont get any cocoa notes on this one? still good tho. (bites on nestle crunch and sips..hm. i think this tea is better not paired with chocolate. or i just got the wrong chocolate, lol.

AllanK

I’ve got a couple of Japanese blacks from Yunomi. I find them different but quite good.

yssah

one of the stuff in the box was kyobancha roasted green tea..left it steeping for far too long and it became a strong dark drink just like coffee but not bitter at all XD

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I think this is my first Japanese black tea, and I’m excited to try it.

The dry leaf is dark, small and twisty and there’s a fair bit of orange dust in the bag. It smells earthy, musty and fruity.

This didn’t come with any steeping directions, so I figured I’d try steeping a cup at 96C. I set a time for three minutes, but after two it was starting to taste pretty strong, so I pulled the leaf out after 2:30.

The liquor is very dark brown and smells amazing. Intensely malty and fruity. The flavour is malty, sweet and has notes of ripe stone fruits. Ever so faint traces of bitter and astringency, and a touch of mineral on the finish, which dissolves to bread and plums. A fairly thick mouth feel, that’s coating, but not drying.

A second steep for 4:30 minutes provides another lovely cup.

I don’t think I need this in my cupboard – it’s delicious but not that unique.

Flavors: Astringent, Baked Bread, Bitter, Earth, Fruity, Malt, Mineral, Musty, Plums, Sweet, Thick

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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