Kurihara Family Tea Gardens is located in Yabemura, Fukuoka prefecture.
This region is known as Yame, and tea produced there receives the title of Yamecha. Tea from Yame has a very long history and is famous in Japan for its quality.
Before I start the tea review, I want to be honest with you. I drink green tea about 90% of the time, and out of the remaining 10%, black tea makes a very small part. Anyway, I promise to try my best 🙂
My first Japanese black tea review
The package is very interesting, it has a modern feel to it. It is a resealable pouch with a metallic luster and has the picture of Yame Tsuhime, an ancient goddess.
This tea is brewed with boiling water for 5 minutes.
After waiting impatiently, the tea was finally ready. It has the characteristic dark color of black tea, and I could feel a pleasant, sweet aroma similar to molasses.
This black tea is made with the Yabukita cultivar, and thus it has a light taste. It’s better to drink it straight, without milk or sugar.
For the second infusion, I used the same parameters and now the taste is somewhat lighter but still good.
This is probably a good tea for people that find most black teas too strong for their taste. It’s also a chance to try one of the few black teas that are made in Japan.
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