Iribancha | 入り番茶
Packaging: 300g Ryuouen Bag
An Often Controversial Tea, Iribancha Is A Late Harvest Tea That Is Simply Dried And Ten Undergoes Intense Deep Roast. The Resulting Leaf Is Richly Fragranced With Notes Smoke, Pine Resin, And Pipe Tobacco.
This Iribancha is sourced from the venerable Kyoto tea shop, Ryuouen. After several years of visiting them and expressing interest in carrying their products, Ryuouen has entrusted Kettl Tea to become their only wholesaler outside of Japan. We cherish this opportunity and the friendship, guidance and delicious tea they provide us
Tasting Notes: Pine Resin / Bonfire / Burnt Cannabis
Tea Origin: Uji, Japan
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How de we describe iribancha?
tobacco + camp fire
Iribancha has an unmistakable smoky nose - but once brewed reveals a more subtle sweetness. Made from the most mature harvest in Uji, Iribancha is deeply roasted imbuing it with a tobacco like character reminiscent of Islay style scotch.