• Benifuki Japanese Black Tea from Tsushima Island

    This is an elegant black tea from the pristine Island of Tsushima, Japan.  Made from the Benifuki cultivar by a small family farm, this Japanese black tea is very expressive with a soft lingering sweetness and prominent notes of peaches and well developed florals.  The liquor is honey colored with a gorgeous clarity.

    If you enjoy light to medium bodied highly expressive black teas then you definitely want to check out the black teas of Japan.  They are quite unlike any other country's black tea productions.

    The Benifuki cultivar is a cross between a Japanese tea plant (Benihomare) grown from Assamese tea bushes brought to Japan in the late 19th century and tea plants from Darjeeling.  

    2023 harvest