Tasting notes: Citrus highlights with floral undertones and an interestingly spicy finish.
Farm Location: Wakane Township, 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?