Yokota #06: Sayama Black Tea Second Flush

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Dried Fruit, Molasses, Sweet, Yams, Baked Bread, Bitter, Butternut Squash, Potato, Raisins, Soybean, Sweet Potatoes, Thick
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Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “Since I needed to get up early for an outing, I decided to have this tea to start the day. It has a nice scent, sweet potatoes and molasses. The flavour is mildly sweet, and reminds me of dried...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This was one the “free press samples” I received with my Yunomi order last week. I already tasted the first flush version a few days ago, and I’m keen to see how the two compare. The leaves here...” Read full tasting note
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Benifuuki is a tea plant cultivar used primarily for making black tea. Summer picked second flush tea leaves gives a reddish-brown water color and strong flavor.

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Since I needed to get up early for an outing, I decided to have this tea to start the day. It has a nice scent, sweet potatoes and molasses. The flavour is mildly sweet, and reminds me of dried fruit. Now I’m having my fourth cup while watching Star Trek.

Flavors: Dried Fruit, Molasses, Sweet, Yams

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This was one the “free press samples” I received with my Yunomi order last week. I already tasted the first flush version a few days ago, and I’m keen to see how the two compare. The leaves here are small, feathery, and flaky, and they’re somewhat broken up. Color is a very dark chocolate brown. They smell very hay-like in a sweet and comforting kind of way, with perhaps a bit of oats in there as well.

The steeped cup smells very fruity and rich with savory vegetal notes. Hm, I can definitely taste a difference between this and the first flush, and I prefer this one. This tea is richer and smoother, and it doesn’t have that Darjeeling-esque floral/spice flavor. Instead, there are comforting notes of bread, sweet potato, and rich dried fruits such as prune and raisin. There’s also a definite molasses-like flavor, which contrasts nicely with the bit of savoriness that also exists. It’s a vegetal sort of savory, but it’s definitely a cooked vegetable, perhaps some type of squash? Near the end, there’s a little bite of mild bitterness that helps to cut through the rich flavors this tea has. There’s a mild aftertaste of edamame. This one’s a keeper! (Bonus: cheaper than the first flush!)

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Flavors: Baked Bread, Bitter, Butternut Squash, Dried Fruit, Molasses, Potato, Raisins, Soybean, Sweet Potatoes, Thick

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Tealizzy

Yum! On the wishlist!

Cameron B.

I would definitely recommend it. :)

Yunomi also does free “press” samples (Steepster counts). You can get two per month, and request specific teas.

Link: https://yunomi.us/shop/6142/free-tea-sample-10g-for-press-id-6142/

Tealizzy

Ooh, thanks for the tip!

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