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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


Origin

Saitama, Japan



Brewing Instructions


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Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
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Shaza Elsheshtawy
Light, refreshing, and great depth of flavor

Deeply fragrant, robust chocolatey, earthy flavor, and yet it's such a friendly and easy going, even light, tea. I absolutely love it. It's unlike any other black tea I've ever had. I plan to get this time and time again.

J
Joseph Donato
Not sure.

I received this sealed packet 07 September 2020 but the date indicated on the packet is SEP.24.2019 and notes unopened & refrigerated it should be consumed within 12mths of packaging date.

I didn’t realize this until after opening.

Anyway, I tried it and was surprised by the unusual flavor. Not quite what I’d expect for a black tea but not unpleasant. I’m just not sure if my experience is somehow impacted by the date parameters.

D
Daniel j Effinger

Yumewakaba Black Tea | ゆめわかば

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Neal
wonderful

creamy, fragrant, and nuanced. very impressed

T
Thaddeus
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.
このお茶は私をとても楽しい場所に運んでくれました。利用可能にしてくれてありがとう。

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
86%
(6)
14%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
S
Shaza Elsheshtawy
Light, refreshing, and great depth of flavor

Deeply fragrant, robust chocolatey, earthy flavor, and yet it's such a friendly and easy going, even light, tea. I absolutely love it. It's unlike any other black tea I've ever had. I plan to get this time and time again.

J
Joseph Donato
Not sure.

I received this sealed packet 07 September 2020 but the date indicated on the packet is SEP.24.2019 and notes unopened & refrigerated it should be consumed within 12mths of packaging date.

I didn’t realize this until after opening.

Anyway, I tried it and was surprised by the unusual flavor. Not quite what I’d expect for a black tea but not unpleasant. I’m just not sure if my experience is somehow impacted by the date parameters.

D
Daniel j Effinger

Yumewakaba Black Tea | ゆめわかば

N
Neal
wonderful

creamy, fragrant, and nuanced. very impressed

T
Thaddeus
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.
このお茶は私をとても楽しい場所に運んでくれました。利用可能にしてくれてありがとう。