Delicate and harmonious, Organic Meiji Sunset invites you into a world of enchanting contrast. Embrace bright notes of dark fruit, a ballet of balanced tannins, and a well-rounded mouthfeel.
This tea is an ode to intensity wrapped in elegance, and is a perfect companion to a luxurious breakfast or 5pm break.
It requires no accompaniment of milk or citrus, as the inherent power of the flavour shines through; however, it graciously accepts the company of either, merging strength with subtlety.
Origin & History
Embark on a sensory journey to Tanegashima, a jewel among the Osumi Islands in the southern Kagoshima Prefecture. Tanegashima's volcanic soil is nurtured by abundant rainfall, and the land is home to a breathtaking array of birds.
In the bygone eras of Meiji and Taisho, Japan crafted black tea of unparalleled quality for export to the Western world. Alas, the tides of a World War and the rise of the British Empire's Eastern colonies as the preferred origin for black tea dimmed Japan's export glow. Today, only a small fraction of Japanese tea is made in a 'black' style.
Kuritwase (Tanegashima's emblematic cultivar) is a rarity elsewhere in Japan. Celebrated for yielding exceptionally delicious tea, both green and black, it weaves a tale of tradition and taste.
Origin: Tanegashima, Japan
- Tea: 3g / 1 tbsp
- Water: 240ml / 1 cup
Temperature: 100°C / 212°F
- Steep: 90 seconds