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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T.T.
... ready to dislike...

I bought this tea some days ago and have put off tasting it for many of those days... so here I am, drinking my 1st cup and writing this note.... i like the Japanese greens very, very much and was ready to be disappointed with the black especially since I like both the Chinese and India teas so much. Well, one sip is all it took... great aroma, smooth, smooth, smooth in a beautiful reddish liquor. Lots of flavor with a base I like but can’t identify. I recommend it not because it’s better or worse than others i’ve had but because it’s different enough to make it interesting and , it’s tasty, besides... 2nd infusion as good as the first... i’ve been won over....

I’ve included a portrait of my new friend below..

Thank you...

PS: great service, quick delivery.

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R.E.
Excellent tea!

I am not normally a fan of black tea -- I drink almost exclusively green -- so I was unsure what to expect, but I took a chance on this, and I am glad that I did. It has a much more "mild" flavour than most black teas. Unlike most black teas, it can really be enjoyed on its own; there is definitely no need for sugar or milk/cream here!
I would also mention that the shipping is EXTREMELY fast -- as someone who frequently orders teas from Japan, I am used to waiting 6-9 weeks for my product to arrive, but this tea was at my door within a week -- AND vacuum-sealed! You can't beat that! ;)

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A.T.
Yummy!

I am definitely adding this black tea to my daily rotation. It reminds me of Yunnan Gold but a little more sweet and subtle but just as complex. Absolutely no bitterness and it is smooth.

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A.V.M.
Nice

Good black tea. Close to china black tea / very far from indian black tea. Good aroma, not very strong.

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A.C.
Decent black

Have been buying green tea from Ocha & Co for a while and wanted to try their blacks as well - has deep notes with fragrance without overpowering bitterness