Japanese Moriuchi Koucha Black Tea

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(50p per cup)

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A rare black Japanese tea hand-crafted in Shizuoka by the revered master Moriuchi-san.

Black tea was first grown in Japan at the end of the 19th century in response to the growing fashion for darker tea in Europe, particularly the UK.  As cheaper black tea and a patriotic preference for "colonial" tea grew to dominate, the market demand dwindled. We have not had access or enjoyed Japanese black teas outside of Japan for many generations - which is a huge shame, as you will discover when you try this exquisite tea. This is a truly rare tea.

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10 November 2020
Philip
United States United States
The only black savory tea you will ever experience!

I had only tried this Japanese black tea once, at Claridge's in London for afternoon tea last summer. Since then, I have been searching high and low in the US for this exquisite loose leaf tea. At last, I stumbled upon the Rare Tea Company and ordered it. This tea is my drug. It's perfect in the morning or afternoon. It is equally satisfying as an accompaniment to sweets or savory items like the traditional English tea sandwiches. I have never experienced a savory tea before; you can really taste the essence of the enoki mushrooms and the earthy, nutty taste of the walnuts.

Japanese Moriuchi Koucha Black Tea
Japanese Moriuchi Koucha Black Tea
Japanese Moriuchi Koucha Black Tea
Japanese Moriuchi Koucha Black Tea

Tasting Notes

Smooth, soft, buttery mouthfeel with flavours of walnuts and enoki mushrooms. A rare contrast of sweetness and umami.

Quantity

Use 2g of tea per 150ml of water.

Temperature

For the optimum infusion use 80°C (176°F) water.

Time

Infuse for 1 - 2 minutes, tasting regularly.  Best enjoyed without milk.

Infusions

You can infuse this tea at least twice.  With each careful infusion, different subtleties of flavour are revealed.

Cost Per Cup

50p per cup based on 2.5g of tea per 150ml of water and 2 infusions.

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