Smoked Wakoucha - Whiskey Oak
There's no doubting the nature of this tea when you first open the package. The heady scent of campfire smoke, but with complexity and elegance, fills the nose. Small, fractured dry leave pieces are fully black with a reddish undertone that shows more once wet. Much of the smokiness gives way to a fragrant spiciness and a candy sweetness. All these notes seem to compliment each other well and are not bullied by the delicate smokiness. The liquor is soft, virtually free of bitterness and a vivid amber in colour.
○ Origin: Makinohara, Shizuoka, Japan
○ Cultivar: Yabukita
○ Harvest: First harvest May 2018
○ Impressions: Delicate candy sweetness, smoky marine notes like cold smoked salmon.
○ Net weight: 40g
○ Servings: 13 first infusions using 3g
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.