Yumewakaba Black

Honeyed | Cocoa

Ultra Refined Black Tea From Saitama

Yumewakaba Black Tea | 50g

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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

Type: Green Tea

Cultivar: Yumewakaba

Production Area: Iruma, Saitama

Production Year: 2023

Producer: Hiruma 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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HOW DO WE DESCRIBE Yumewakaba black?

Fruity + Cacao

A stunning black tea from the famous producer Yoshiaki Hiruma. Reminiscent of Taiwanese tea, this offering exudes a powdery cocoa aroma and juicy, floral finish.