Tasting notes: Citrus highlights with floral undertones and an interestingly spicy finish.
Farm Location: Kawanehon, Shizuoka, Japan
The Benifuki cultivar was originally developed for Japanese black tea production known as "wakocha." This black tea is full-flavored, but stays very smooth and sweet. The effect from this tea is less jarring and more comforting. You may notice a slight black pepper/spicy presence, but don't be alarmed. This tea was grown among Japanese Yuzu fruit trees, which lead to a natural "scenting" of the tea. This Japanese black tea is also strikingly similar to Taiwanese black tea. Upon doing some research, I found that the Japanese were a HUGE influence in the Taiwanese tea industry. Small world, huh?