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Yumewakaba Black Tea | ゆめわかば

Packaging Size: 80g Bag

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About Yume Wakaba Black Tea | ゆめわかば

Description: Simply put, one of the most stunning Japanese black teas we have ever had the pleasure of drinking. Made from the namesake cultivar, Yumewakaba, which was bug bitten. When bitten by bugs, this cultivar releases a floral scent as a defense - the aroma attracts predators that eat the offending insects. Due to this, this tea has a honeyed, floral aroma and a soft sweetness that we just can't get enough of.

What is so special about this tea? This is as complex a tea as we have ever come across: a single cultivar, bug bitten, withered and then fully oxidized tea. For all the complexity in production, this is a tea that is absolutely simple to enjoy. Most Japanese black tea we have had the pleasure of trying map closely in flavor to Indian or Sri Lankan black teas - malty, dry, and mildly sweet. Yumewakaba on the other hand is much more reminiscent of Chinese and especially Taiwanese teas - think Yunnan black crossed with Oriental Beauty. Simply put, this is the future of Japanese tea and we couldn't be more proud to carry it.

Recommended for: A black tea to be enjoyed on its own.

Notes on Production


Single Grower | Single Producer | Single Cultivar

A remarkable single cultivar black tea

Cultivars: Yumewakaba

Tasting Notes

Floral | Honeyed | Cacao


Saitama, Japan

Brewing Instructions

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Put a bit of sweetness in your life

This bug-bitten tea is a real gem, much like its Taiwanese cousin, Oriental Beauty. A colleague of mine, when sipping my offering, likened the cacao tones to a brownie mix of his childhood. That's a positive in my book. There is an earthiness to the honeyed flavor that kept me smiling for hours. I don't see myself tiring of this tea any time soon.


I don't drink much black tea, but I enjoy this tea. It has the characteristics that are typical of a black tea, but it doesn't feel as "loud" as the black teas that I've tasted before. Every new flavor that i discover in this tea have smooth transition to the next and at times mix so perfectly that it becomes a whole new thing unique to this tea. On top of its fantastic flavor profile, the tea is very robust in that it is difficult to brew in a way where the resulting cup is undrinkable.


Yumewakaba Black Tea | ゆめわかば

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