Tasting notes: light florals, slight vegetal/umami charactor, with a pronounced signature finish
Farm Location: Kawanehon, Shizuoka, Japan
Green tea? Nope. Oolong tea? Nope. Bihakko Cha! This tea was produced into a sencha green tea, then before final fixing it’s oxidized to about 35%. This allows the tea to become more floral and helps form a more balanced vegetal profile. If you’re wary of trying Japanese green teas because of their boldness and very full bodies, this is a great tea to get your senses prepared for the famously bold Japan greens.
Bihakko cha is Japan’s “spin” on oolong. Or, you could consider it an oxidized sencha. No matter what you call it, it’s always tasty!