Wakoucha is a rare black tea produced in Japan. While Japan is best known for its green teas, it has produced a few specialty black teas for over a hundred years. Because Japanese black teas are made from unique tea cultivars rarely used to produce black tea, they are often different in character than Chinese or Indian black teas, with a bright, delicate flavor and a hint of natural sweetness.
Cups Per Package
This luxury loose leaf tea is carefully blended and packaged by hand in a reusable tin or a resealable kraft bag. Our 3.5 oz. tin or kraft bag makes approximately 35 – 40 cups of tea. Our 7 oz. kraft bag makes approximately 70 – 80 cups.
Organic black tea (Origin: Fujieda, Shizuoka, Japan)
Light, clean, and mellow, with notes of stone fruit, chrysanthemum, clove, honey, spice, and oak.
How to Brew Japanese Wakoucha Tea
Use 1 heaping teaspoon per 6 oz. water. Heat water until steaming briskly, not boiling (approximately 180 degrees). Steep for 2 minutes.
Japanese Wakoucha Tea Caffeine Content
Black tea contains a moderate amount of caffeine, less than half as much as coffee per cup.
Japanese Wakoucha Tea Benefits
Black tea boosts energy, helps with focus, and is a lower-caffeine alternative to coffee.
More About Wakoucha
Wakoucha is a specialty black tea produced in Japan. While Japan is best known for its green teas, such as Sencha and Gyokuro, the country also produces a handful of specialty black teas each year. In contrast to typical black teas produced in China and India, Wakoucha produces a lighter, milder cup of tea, with a reddish hue and a pleasant natural sweetness.
Because of the unique cultivar and characteristics of this tea, we recommend steeping it at a lower temperature and for less time than other types of black tea. Wakoucha blends many of the typical characteristics of black teas, such as a full body and a malty, natural sweetness, with some of the typical characteristics of Japanese green teas, such as mellow flavor and moderate caffeine.
Our Wakoucha is grown in Fujieda in Shizuoka prefecture by third-generation tea farmers with a passion for unique, high-quality organic teas. Wakoucha is produced from second flush tea leaves harvested in the spring. This tea is lighter and mellower than many other black teas, with a subtle sweetness and spice. The tea brews up a vibrant amber color, and has notes of stone fruit, chrysanthemum, and clove. Whether you’re interested in specialty black teas or are just looking for a mild, flavorful black tea that’s a little out of the ordinary, Wakoucha is a great pick!