A very floral and gentle tasting black tea with smooth sweet tones of stone fruit, evocative of the more highly oxidised Balhyocha teas of Korea.
A limited edition tea of which only 1kg was purchased and will not be repurchased until the new harvest in October 2019.
Sourced direct from Arakai Estate, a small family run estate estate in Australia who have only just started commercial tea production having planted their first tea plants back in 2012. Although Arakai exclusively use Japanese cultivars, they have drawn inspiration from Taiwanese processing techniques and their tea as a result exhibits unique characteristics with notes reminiscent of both Japanese and Taiwanese teas.
Arakai's dedication to producing unique high quality tea has already seen them win awards for best Australian green tea and best overall green tea and best Australian black tea in the Golden Leaf Awards.
- Brilliant floral aroma and smooth texture
- Sweet taste with stone fruit notes
Harvest: Spring (1st picking), mid October 2018
Cultivar: Blend of Meiryoku, Okumidori, Yutakamidori and Fushin
Origin: Arakai Estate, Bellthorpe, Queensland, Australia
Farmer: Brendon Collins
Sourced: Direct from the farmer
Percentage of price going back to the farmer: 35%+
- Heat water to roughly 95°C/203°F
- Use 1-2 teaspoons per cup/small teapot
- Brew for 2-3 minutes
Packaging: Resealable ziplock bag
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