Wakoucha Akari is one of several innovative, premium black teas produced by the Matsumoto family, close to Makinohara and the ocean. Looking much like dried kelp with subtle marine undertones, the dry leaves give a deep, dense sweet scent. Long wet leaves unfurl and the scent brightens somewhat with subtle floral notes. This is a black tea that tends towards a soft, toasted grain/nut taste and just a hint astringency.
○ Origin: Makinohara, Shizuoka, Japan
○ Cultivar: Yabukita
○ Harvest: First harvest May 2018
○ Impressions: Deep toasted grain/nut sweetness, subtle floral, marine notes.
○ Net weight: 40g
○ Servings: 13 first infusions using 3g
|3g||2 to 3 minutes|
As with most of our teas, this tea can be steeped several times. Second infusions are usually for about 2 minutes. Third or fourth infusions require longer times of 3 to 4 minutes. Please remember, these are guidelines to get you started and you may find your preference is to adjust them.