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Tasting Notes: Lightly floral, and slightly vegetal/umami characteristics with a pronounced signature finish

Farm Location: Kawanehon, Shizuoka, Japan

Cultivar: Koushun

Is this a green tea? Nope. Is this an oolong tea? Nope. This is a Bihakko Cha! This tea was originally produced as a Sencha Green Tea. However, its producers oxidized it to about 35%, which is far more than a standard Sencha Green Tea. This produces more rich floral notes and develop a more balanced vegetal flavor profile. If you’re wary of trying Japanese green teas because of their boldness and full-bodied flavor, this is a great way to prepare your senses for the tasting journey.

Bihakko Cha is Japan’s “spin” on oolong. Or, you could consider it an oxidized Sencha Green Tea. No matter what you call it, it’s always tasty!