Ocha & Co. Organic Japanese Black Tea

ORGANIC JAPANESE BLACK TEA

Japan is famous for its green tea but there is also a small production of black tea too, virtually unheard of in the west. We supply a limited amount of a black tea made from a Yakubita cultivar, the tea comes from the same production of our organic green teas. It's black but totally different from the black teas that you are most probably used to. Hand picked young leaves. Fragrant, mild with zero bitterness. incredibly smooth.

  • 100g
  • ECOCERT Organic Certification
  • 100% Yakubita cultivar
  • Loose Leaf Blend
  • Blended for us by the winner of the 46th Japanese Ministry of Agriculture Tea Competition (2016) the most prestigious tea competition in Japan
  • Small batches made each month to ensure long shelf-life

HOW TO BREW THIS TEA

CAN BE BREWED COLD

Customer Reviews

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L.
Did not except Japanese black tea to be so good

I generally prefer green tea, but after trying (and loving) nearly every green tea Ocha & Co has to offer, I finally decided to give this black tea a whirl. It turns out Japanese black tea is really good! It tastes like a high quality oolong - very smooth and not bitter at all. I normally need to add milk to black tea but this is fine on its own. I did try it with milk too (delicious!), but this is really the only black tea I can enjoy either way. I will definitely be buying more of this.

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N.
One of the best black teas I've ever had

The tea was amazing and the service great as usual. Will be ordering again soon.

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O.
Most fragrant and tasty black tea in the world

I come from a country, where black tea is a very important tradition - Ukraine. We drink tea very often and I drank tea since I was 5, I think. After I developed a taste for good foods I started my search for perfect black tea. I tried different European (some English tea was OK, but most of it is terrible), then directly Ceylon, then Chinese, Turkish, then Arabic blends, setteling on the latter for the past couple of years, until I found this Japanese tea. It is just perfect (if you brew it correctly). Strong, flavourful, aromatic. I tried other Japanese black teas, but they were not as good as this one. And now it's hard to come back to Arabic teas, when I forgot to order next batch!
But I would point out two issues with this tea. First - it's damn expensive! I'm literally brewing every teapot twice, because with my family's rate of consumption - I'd be broke now otherwise :D
Second - it doesn't pair with lemon too well. In fact it's the tea to drink on it's own - so fragrant it is. I guess it's an enormous plus, but I like my tea with lemon (ukrainian tradition, you know), but I had to stop doing that. With milk it should be fine, but I don't drink tea with milk very often.

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M.L.
Refreshing and tasty with good aroma

Refreshing and tasty with good aroma. It goes really well with my lunch.

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J.d.
Amazing

Extremely good quality for the price. I have a Japanese black double the price of this one and this one is way better! Super sweet aftertaste, literally tastes like it has a bit of stevia in it lol