Koubi Shiage is a classical kama-iri (pan-fired) Japanese oolong tea from Gokase Town, Miyazaki, Japan, that was exclusively made from larger and coarser tea leaves that were harvested from Minami Sayaka tea bushes, and which have undergone a strong heat finishing during the final stage of production. A richer appetizing aroma and fuller flavor is the outcome!
The tea has penetrating lifted roasted aromas and a dark amber liquor color with a quite robust full flavor on the front of the palate followed by the sweetest finish that persistently lingers in the back of the mouth. A beautiful natural sweetness that you only ever really find in organically grown Japanese cultivars! In addition, it's totally smooth, succulent, and tasty with nice warming and soothing qualities, and no burnt, bitter, or dry flavors at all. A great tea for the colder months, but also one that would probably be nice cold brewed in the summer.
For those that love dark oolong tea (or Japanese roasted teas for that matter), we're sure you'll be drawn to this one-of-a-kind Japanese oolong tea!
|Origin||Gokase Town, Nishiusuki District, Miyazaki, Kyushu, Japan|
|Harvest Date||June 2016|
|Cultivar(s)||100% Minami Sayaka|