Wakoucha Mariko

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Black Tea
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Black Tea
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  • “hm, well, I’ve tried this tea three different ways! 1) in my lil’ shiboridashi, which was a MISTAKE bc these leaves have been cut really short? anyway, I made a MESS, which made the experience...” Read full tasting note
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“Wa” means Japan and “Koucha” means red tea in Japanese. Unlike the world standard tea classifications, black, oolong and green tea, Japan has named this highly oxidized tea as red tea because of its color. This Wakoucha is produced in the Mariko area in Shizuoka where Japanese black tea history and production began over 100 years ago. While Wakoucha Mariko is not only rare, it also has an elegant flavor that many black teas produced in other countries don’t have. It is good as straight tea or with milk.

Origin: Mariko, Shizuoka
Harvest: First Flush 2018
Species:Benifuki

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hm, well, I’ve tried this tea three different ways! 1) in my lil’ shiboridashi, which was a MISTAKE bc these leaves have been cut really short? anyway, I made a MESS, which made the experience kinda…not great. 2) followed the directions and just did a 3 min. steep, this was delicious. beautiful copper colour, malt and brisk. 3) because the bag said: “it is good as straight tea or with milk” I tried it this morning with almond milk and it was just okay.

I think this tea just prefers the 3 min. steep, it loses flavour quickly if doing multiple steeps. it’s also a very interesting flavour that I don’t know how to describe, it’s different from other Japanese black teas I’ve had in the past, but I really like it?

unrelated: each month (?) Den’s Tea changes the free sample they send out with orders and THIS month it’s the Yuzu Kukicha + Matcha from last year and I AM SO EXCITED about it. I can’t wait for November so that I can stock up. dlakjdlajkdlasd.

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