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SUPERNOVA IN THE EAST

$25.00

  • We named this tea after one of Dan Carlin’s most thrilling episodes on "Hardcore History".  

    In the Meiji and Taisho periods, Japan produced high-quality black tea for export to Western countries.  A World War and the rise of the British Empire’s Eastern colonies as the preferred origin for black tea spelled disaster for Japan’s exports.  Today, a very small percentage of Japanese tea is produced as ‘black’.  Konomi San, whose company has roots in 19th century Fukuoka, is proud to produce this old school tea to preserve a tradition.

    Highly oxidized benifuki and benihikari leaves yield a strong brew with pleasant tannin and strong notes of fruit and wood.

    On that note:  if you haven't listened to Dan Carlin's "Hardcore History", check it out. Maybe drink a cup of this tea while you do.

     

    Tea Info

    TYPE Black
    ORIGIN Yame, Japan
    GPS 33.2ºN 130.6ºE
    CULTIVARS Benifuki and Benihikari
    PRODUCER Konomi Family

     

    About the Producer

    Konomi San's family started their tea business in the Edo period; they were the first family to become tea merchants in the Island of Kyushu.  In that period, most of the local teas were kama-iri cha.

    In the late Meiji period, Konomi's family were some of the pioneers that imported some production techniques from Uji; as a result of these pioneers, Yame is now famous for its stunning gyokuro and matcha.

     

  • Tea Bar Hours

    MON - SUN 12:00PM - 7:00PM
     

    Location

    2208 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
    1.604.558.0500

     

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