A bold yet smooth black tea, with a slightly fruity, wine-y body, topped off with Benifuuki’s characteristic spice. Its strong flavour makes it suitable for hot, iced, and milk tea.
Region: Haraizumi, Kakegawa, Shizuoka
Producer: Osada Seicha
Harvested: June, 2022
Picking: Riding-type Machine
2g per 100ml of water
(.07oz per 3.5oz)
90º C (194ºF)
Meet the Producer
Osada Seicha (おさだ製茶)
Osada Seicha is currently headed by Natsumi Osada (長田夏海), an 8th dan (level) national tea appraiser who aims to preserve and protect the natural beauty of Shizuoka by promoting organic tea cultivation. Working alongside Natsumi-san are Takeshi Suzuki and Katsutoshi Izawa, two innovative farmers who spearheaded the organic initiative in Isagawa.
Founded in 1947 and achieving its modern form in 1994, Osada Seicha pride themselves on promoting organic tea production in the mountains of Tenryu, Shizuoka. For 35 years, they have developed close ties with famers in the Isagawa valley region and work with them and other farmers and farmer cooperatives to produce high-quality organic tea. Due the small scale and remoted location of these mountain farms, they cannot refine and process tea by themselves, so Osada seicha completes the final finishing or shiage (仕上げ) of these teas.
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