Yame black

Malty | Grape Skin

Elegant black tea from Fukuoka

Yame Black Tea

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Size 50g

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Truly A Unique Offering, Our Yame Black Is Rare In That The Volume Of Black Tea Made In Japan Annually Is Incredibly Low. While Yame Black Is Sturdy Enough To Stand Up To Milk, Lemon And Sugar It Really Shines On Its Own With A Beautiful Depth Of Character.

Tasting Notes: Malt / Grape Skin / Coppery Liquor

Tea Origin: Fukuoka, Japan

Packaging: 50g, Oxygen Free Bag

Type: Green Tea

Cultivar: Benifuuki

Production Area: Yame City, Fukuoka

Production Year: 2023

Producer: Takahashi Family

Always use fresh filtered water

Water: 180cc / 6 oz (208F)

Leaf Amount: 3-4g / 1.5 teaspoons

Brew Time: 1.5 minutes

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Classic + Modern

Yame Black is remscent of the coppery breakfast teas of india and Sri Lanka but with a unique, fruity aroma. Perfect alone or blended with milk, sugar or lemon.



About Yame Black Tea | 八女紅茶

Description: Truly a unique offering, our Yame black is rare in that the volume of black tea made in Japan annually is incredibly low. While Yame black is sturdy enough to stand up to milk, lemon and sugar it really shines on its own with a beautiful depth of character. If you are a lover of bright, malty breakfast style black tea - this will be a perfect fit. We describe this tea as being Indian or Sri Lankan in style with a lovely, mild finish. Made from the Benifuku cultivar, Yame black showcases the possibilites of Japan's emerging black tea market.

What is so special about this tea? Black tea was made in Japan in the 1800's, but primarily for the export as the domestic market drank green tea. The glut of cheaper teas pouring in from China and Indian at the time made it financially impossible for Japan to compete - so most if not all black tea production was halted. The last decade has brought renewed interest in Japan's black tea production and the amount made yearly, while still representing less than one percent of annual production.  

Recommended for: Fans of traditional breakfast style black tea - but with a twist.


Notes on Production


Single Grower | Single Producer | Single Cultivar

A fruity and sophisticated black tea from Fukuoka

Cultivars: Benifuuki

Tasting Notes

Malt | Grape Skin | Coppery Liquor


Fukuoka, Japan

Brewing Instructions