Japanese Moriuchi Koucha

Japanese Moriuchi Koucha Loose Leaf Black Tea


Regular price $27.49
(69Β’ per cup)

43 in stock

A rare black Japanese loose leaf tea hand-crafted in Shizuoka by the revered master Moriuchi-san.

Black tea was first grown in Japan at the end of the 19th century in response to the growing fashion for darker tea in Europe, particularly the UK.Β  As cheaper black tea and a patriotic preference for "colonial" tea grew to dominate, the market demand dwindled. We have not had access or enjoyed Japanese black teas outside of Japan for many generations - which is a huge shame, as you will discover when you try this exquisite loose leaf tea. This is a truly rare tea.

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Tasting Notes

Smooth, soft, buttery mouthfeel with flavours of walnuts and enoki mushrooms. A rare contrast of sweetness and umami.

Quantity

Use 0.1 oz of leaf per 5.5 fl oz of water (2g per 150ml).

Temperature

For the optimum infusion use 176Β°F (80Β°C) water.

Time

Infuse for 1 - 2 minutes, tasting regularly. Best enjoyed without milk.

Infusions

You can infuse this tea at least twice. With each careful infusion, different subtleties of flavour are revealed.

Cost Per Cup

69Β’ per cup based on 0.1 oz of leaf per 5.5 fl oz of water and 2 infusions.

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