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BATA BATA CHA - O-FIVE RARE TEA BAR BATA BATA CHA - O-FIVE RARE TEA BAR BATA BATA CHA - O-FIVE RARE TEA BAR
BATA BATA CHA - O-FIVE RARE TEA BAR BATA BATA CHA - O-FIVE RARE TEA BAR BATA BATA CHA - O-FIVE RARE TEA BAR

BATA BATA CHA | ばたばた茶

$25.00

  • START HERE:  this tea is DIFFERENT.  You'll find the funkiness that comes from aerobic fermentation (think Hunan brick tea or cooked Pu Er)... but tea leaves from some of the coldest tea growing regions in Japan.  Please click on a video for a description of the experience.

    WARNING:  whisking tea can be addictive.  Once you start whisking bata bata, you may want to do the same for other fermented teas.  Or any tea.  

     

    Tea Info

    TYPE Dark
    ORIGIN Asahimachi, Toyama, Japan
    GPS 36.9°N 137.6°E
    CULTIVAR Zairai
    GROWER
    Toshiaki Hiraki

    A gorohachi chawan (五郎八茶碗) is the traditional vessel used for 'bata-bata cha' (ばたばた茶), a most intriguing dark tea from Toyama.   This dark tea is boiled and then whisked with a double chasen (meoto chasen | 夫婦茶 筅).

    Brewing Guide

    BATA BATA CHA
    WATER 100ºC | 212ºF  1L | 34oz
    TEA 3 tbsp| 8g
    STEEP 20 minutes in boiling water
    EQUIPMENT Traditional: bowl (gorohachi) and whisk (meoto chasen)
    Nontraditional: pot and strainer
    BREWING INSTRUCTIONS To brew, boil 8 grams per litre for 20 minutes. Strain, serve in a bowl (ideally a “gorohachi”) and whisk quickly to create a rich froth.

    ABOUT THE GROWER

    Bata Bata has been grown in Toyama for over 500 years… but only one producer remains:  Hiraki San.  This very cool tea is created with leaves and twigs harvested during summer.  The leaves are cooked, withered and fermented for over 1 month in wooden boxes.  The result is a gentle, naturally sweet, very relaxing brew.

    Grower on the map

  • Tea Bar Hours

    MON - SUN 12:00PM - 7:00PM
     

    Location

    2208 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
    1.604.558.0500

     

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