CHIRAN WAKOUCHA | BENIFUKI
A rich, bold flavoured, energizing black tea. As you bloom this teas, it feels like cracking open a freshly used wine barrel; notes of grape stained oak are dominant. As the tea settles, you can also perceive the aroma of dried flowers.
What is Benifuki?Benifuki (べにふうき, also romanized as ‘benifuuki’) is perhaps Japan’s most popular cultivar for black tea. It was developed in Japan, in the 1960’s, by crossing an Assamica cultivar (Benihomare) with a Sinensis cultivar that was popular in Darjeeling (MakuraCd86). This cultivar was developed in Kagoshima, not far from where Furuichi San’s tea grows.
TYPE Black Tea (Wakoucha) ORIGIN Chiran, Kagoshima, Japan GPS 31.4ºN 130.4ºE TASTING NOTES Grape Stained Oak | Dried Flowers
GROWER Furuichi Family
Brewing GuideCHIRAN SHINCHA
WATER 100℃ | 240ml TEA 3g STEEP STYLE 60 seconds | 2 steeps (bloom first) EQUIPMENT Drip
About The Grower
After World War II, grandfather Furuichi had only a bike and a love for tea. He biked through the Chiran region in Japan buying tea leaves and making his own tea. Now his tea company is run by three generations of the Furuichi family and produces some of the best sencha we’ve ever had. They use top of the line equipment and over 10 different cultivars to produce tea that bursts with citrus notes and tastes like nothing we’ve ever had before.
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Location2208 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC1.604.558.0500
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