Natural Black Gyokuro

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Black Tea
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  • “Glossy leaves. Dark brown, needle shape. Leaves and some stems. Liquor color is clear, light amber. With a squash aroma and slight bitter cocoa. Very smooth. Different squash notes with a bit of...” Read full tasting note
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From Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms

A rare find with an exquisite floral palate, this black tea is made from the highest grade of shaded tea leaves. This type of tea is unheard of and we believe first created by our staff member George Guttridge-Smith in 2020. Shaded from the sun for three weeks before its spring harvest, the raw material is the highest quality before undergoing black tea processing. This Black Gyokuro also provides a unique opportunity to taste a tea which is new to the world.

Taste: Rich Malt Sweetness
Body: Full and Deep
Texture: Silky
Length: Medium
Harvest: May
Tea Cultivar: Yabukita
Origin: Wazuka
Cultivation: Shaded
Processing: Withered, Rolled, Oxidised, Dried

About Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms View company

It started with a single cup of tea. As the legend goes, our president Akihiro Kita, or Akky-san, visited Wazuka, Kyoto one fateful day. At the time, Akky-san was still a college student in search for life's calling. After trying the region's famous Ujicha (literally meaning tea from the Uji district), he immediately fell in love and his passion for green tea was born. He had finally found what he was looking for in that one simple cup of tea. After fifteen years of learning to master the art of growing tea from tea farmers in Wazuka, Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms was born and as they say, the rest is history. So what's an Obubu? Obubu is the Kyoto slang for tea. Here in the international department we call ourselves Obubu Tea. That's "Tea Tea" for the bilinguals. We love tea so much, we just had to have it twice in our name. Now Obubu means more than just tea to us. It means, family, friends, passion and the place we call home. More than just tea. Though the roots of Obubu stem from tea, it has become more than that over the years. Obubu is an agricultural social venture, operating with three (1) bring quality Japanese tea to the world (2) contribute to the local and global community through tea (3) revitalize interest in tea and agriculture through education.

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Glossy leaves. Dark brown, needle shape. Leaves and some stems.
Liquor color is clear, light amber. With a squash aroma and slight bitter cocoa.
Very smooth. Different squash notes with a bit of sweetness. Almost like a hint of brown sugar.
Slight coffee notes.

gmathis

Your post made me curious, so I hopped over to the company’s website. So many delicious-looking options!

Cameron B.

Highly recommend them for Japanese teas! I have a ton if you ever want a sampling heh heh. :P

Skysamurai

They are an awesome company.

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