Japan

Benifuuki Black

This rare Japanese black tea is quite light but complex with sweet, floral notes of fresh baked bread and plums, and a lingering milk-sweet finish. Cultivated and harvested in mountainous Isagawa, Haruno in western Shizuoka. Benifuuki is a hybrid of the Benihomare (assamica) and MakuraCd86 (sinensis) varietals. Loosely translates as “red riches and honors”. Package Size - 125g
  • $24.00

Genmaicha

Mild, late-season Bancha tea blended with the pleasant, slightly sweet and nutty, caramel note of roasted or popped rice grains. Low in caffeine and easy to brew! Packet Size - 125g
  • $21.00

Gyokuro Saemidori

This shade-grown, hand-picked green tea brews rich and buttery with fresh floral, fruity notes. The savoury-sweet character is truly remarkable and the leaf is good for many infusions. From the Saemidori cultivar, harvested in mountainous Isagawa, Haruno in western Shizuoka. Package Size - 125g
  • $42.00

Kamairicha Ichoka

An unusual Japanese green tea which undergoes a pan-fired withering before steaming. The cup is light, floral and aromatic with notes of jasmine and melon, and a round, sweet finish. Made from organic Zairai (native) leaves, cultivated and harvested in mountainous Isagawa, Haruno in western Shizuoka. Although only about half as productive as the bushes from the Yabukita cultivar, these trees are quite resistant to pests and have very deep roots, and their leaves have a higher mineral content. Package Size - 125g
  • $21.00

Organic Bancha

From the late harvest, bancha is the everyday tea of Japan. Gently pan-roasted for a nutty, sweet flavour; it is lower in caffeine and easy to brew. Package Size - 125g
  • $18.00

Organic Genmaicha

Organic Japanese green tea blended with roasted rice for an incredibly rich cup with pronounced buttery, nutty notes. Cultivated and harvested in mountainous Isagawa, Haruno in western Shizuoka. Package Size - 125g
  • $18.00

Organic Matcha Kawane 30g

Full-bodied and smooth with slight herb notes and a bright, rich green colour. From younger tea plants (generally under 30 years old) this is best for a thinner (Usucha grade) Matcha brewed with more water and less tea, where vigorous whisking produces the characteristic frothy head and resulting crema. From the Kawane region, located in Japan’s most important cultivation area Shizuoka, where the very finest Tencha is produced in the spring from the cultivars Yabukita and Okumidori. Package Size - 30g
  • $46.00

Sencha Fukujyu

Carefully processed and slightly steamed before rolling and drying, this tea infuses a light olive green colour and offers a strong, distinct flavour. Harvested in the Autumn from Shizuoka on the Fujiyama mountain slopes. Package Tea - 125g
  • $21.00

Sencha Kurumi Asamushi

A lightly steamed, Asamushi Sencha infusing with creamy-sweet notes of steamed green bean and asparagus, and hints of melon. From the Yabukita cultivar,  harvested in mountainous Isagawa, Haruno in western Shizuoka.   Package Size - 125g
  • $18.00

Yamabuki Nadeshiko

This uniquely fermented tea has wonderful toasty/nutty notes with hints of plum and dried fig. Very smooth with little astringency and a sweet finish. The liquor has a remarkable pink hue! Yamabuki Nadeshiko is a new Japanese tea made with a patented manufacturing method called the microbial control fermentation method, incorporating sake production techniques to tea. The tea leaves are fermented in a clean room with black koji mold for a number of days before steam is used to kill the spores and then the leaf is dried for packaging. Cultivated and harvested in mountainous Isagawa, Haruno in western Shizuoka. Package Size - 125g
  • $32.00

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