Benifuki Japanese Black

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Black Tea
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Cherry, Stonefruit
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2 g 3 oz / 100 ml

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Tasting notes: Citrus highlights with floral undertones and an interestingly spicy finish.

Farm Location: Wakane Township, Shizuoka, Japan

The Benifuki cultivar was originally developed for Japanese black tea production known as “wakocha.” This black tea is full flavored, but stays very smooth and sweet. The effect from this tea is less jarring and more comforting. You may notice a slight black pepper/spicy presence, but don’t be alarmed. This tea was grown among Japanese Yuzu fruit trees, which lead to a natural “scenting” of the tea. This Japanese black tea is also strikingly similar to Taiwanese black tea. Upon doing some research, I found that the Japanese were a HUGE influence in the Taiwanese tea industry. Small world, huh?

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Finished this one off yesterday morning and, in full transparency, I picked the tea because I knew I was going to be having a highly busy morning and I wanted to both get in a sipdown and pick something that I don’t find super special so that it didn’t feel overly wasteful when I drank it and didn’t get it attention. I just knew I wasn’t going to have the time. So, this was nice – a little fruity and very full bodied. However it wasn’t anything with a wow factor and really was just there to serve the purpose of keeping me caffeinated with a non offensive mug of black tea.


I’ve never tried a Japanese black before. Have you had one you thought was just superb?

Roswell Strange

Camellia Sinensis’ Nadeshiko is pretty outstanding!


(off to check it out)

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This is currently my favorite tea of all time, of any type. You’re only going to get A few infusions out of this but oh buddy, you’re not gonna care. This tea is sweet, and slightly bitter but not astringen. It has a surprising amount of caffeine. This is on of those teas that you can share with ANYONE. I will say that it is easy to miss the sweet spot, so leaf ratio and intact full leaves are to be notes. But as far as blowing any average person’s mind about what tea actually is, this is a go to. I reccomend 2g in 100ml for 2 min. Or, 5gs gong fu.

Flavors: Cherry, Stonefruit

2 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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