Although they aren’t certified yet, the company implements natural farming practices.
I haven’t drank a tea from this prefecture yet. It’s going to be an interesting tea tasting.
Reviewing a Japanese black tea
Sora has the characteristic black tea aroma. It feels lightly sweet and fresh.
The tea leaves have a medium size and there are some stems present.
It does remind me of other Japanese teas that I’ve had before.
In order to prepare it, I decided to use 4 grams of tea, 120 ml of boiling water, and an infusion time of 5 minutes.
After impatiently waiting for the tea to be ready, I took the time to examine the aroma of the wet leaves.
It has a floral fragrance with a faint sweetness.
I then poured the liquor and appreciated its clear orange color.
The first infusion was mild. I’ll describe it as a malty tea with light sweetness and some body.
Definitely not bitter nor astringent. Like all the organic Japanese black teas that I’ve tried, it’s on the delicate side regarding flavor.
I made a second infusion using the same parameters.
Very similar to the first one. The color was about the same
But it still had more to give. A third infusion resulted in another enjoyable tea, although the intensity of the flavor decreased.
Note that it still didn’t became bitter nor astringent at all.
This is a mellow black tea, a good choice when you aren’t looking for a bold flavor.
Here’s its product page.