Organic Japanese Black Tea - Benifūki Cultivar Wakōcha
This Japanese black tea was developed in the late 1900s by crossing Japanese Green Tea with the Camellia Assamica cultivar, which is better known as the variety producing Assam Black Teas.
This black tea produces a reddish infusion with a full body and fruity notes of apples and plum. "Wakōcha" comes from the literal meaning of "Japanese Black Tea;" this is a purely grown, organic black tea which has been harvested under the greatest care to produce an energizing effect – wonderful for the morning or mid-day. Enjoyable without sweetener.
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We're honored to bring this Japanese Black Tea to you. Sharing high quality, purely grown, and sustainably produced loose-leaf teas from Japan is directly aligned with Harvest-to-Whisk™ – our mission to give back to the authentic producers every single day, and helping to protect the intergenerational tea agriculture in Japan responsible for offering the healthiest and most enjoyable teas for your wellness.
How to make
How much tea: .11oz (3g)
How much water: 8oz (200ml)
What temp: 212F (100C)
How much time: 2min (120sec)
INGREDIENTS: Japanese Black Tea
ORIGIN: Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
ORGANIC CERTIFIED: Ecocert Japan Organic
Made in Japan
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Like you, our co-founder Dr. Weil is equally picky about what he's putting in his body. It took years for matcha.com to create our matcha-growing collective in Japan to develop what our customers often call "The Purest and most potent matcha on the planet!
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It was pleasing to see growing awareness of matcha in America, but we were dismayed by the low qualities available when visiting cafés, tea shops, and restaurants. So, on our following trips to Japan, we purchased small tins of the quality tea to bring home, along with tea bowls, scoops, and whisks. Soon we were in the habit of drinking a bowl of matcha twice a day! Turning loved ones onto it, and leading a growing audience into giving it a try.
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Our matcha is of exceptional quality, grown entirely on the pristine hillsides of Uji, Kyoto, where Japanese matcha originated one thousand years ago. Matcha from Uji is prized as the finest in the world. We are proud to be the only bulk source in the Americas offering 100% true, traditional Uji-matcha®.
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Our matcha is primarily produced from tea leaves grown in the region of Japan known as Uji, Kyoto. Through an exclusive relationship with our tea-farm (Japan's oldest and most authentic), we're able to share the most exquisite matcha that Japan has to offer – grown on the purest, most carefully maintained land. And each year, the tea-master specially blends the best leaves into the matcha we enjoy today. Since most of this quality of matcha stays for enjoyment within Japan, we're honored to have the chance to share it with you.
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