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Japan Mimasaka Bancha Dark Tea


Another unique Dark tea from Japan, it has a light sour roasted taste with mushroom and earth hints, perhaps best described as a cross between Shou Pu'erh and Houjicha.

The tea is produced by first simmering the Bancha tea leaves in an iron pot, followed by drying in the Sun with moisture periodically added from the 'tea' produced by the initial simmering. The tea is then finished with a light roast.

It is said to be the favourite tea of Miyamoto Musashi author of the The Book of Five Rings who lived locally to Mimasaka.

Tasting Notes:
- Completely unique
- Sour roasted taste with lingering mushroom and earth notes

Production: July-August 2023
Origin: North Okoyama prefecture, Japan
Sourced: Specialist Japanese tea wholesaler

Brewing Advice:
- Heat water to roughly 95°C/203°F
- Use 3-4 heaped teaspoons
- Brew for 4-5 minutes

Packaging: Resealable aluminium ziplock bag

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