2020 Wakoucha Obubu’s Intern Special Batch (50g)


Every year as we get to the brink of Summer we harvest the tea field next to Obubu’s tea rooms. Both staff members and interns lucky enough to be there at this time then get to make their own black tea from this seed grown garden. The competition usually lasts around four days with everyone comparing notes and techniques used. With much trial an error, occasionally there is an outstanding tea during the tasting. Drawing on his tea production knowledge from his family’s’ tea company this year, our previous intern, Andre Go produced an impeccable tea with excellent flavours and aromas with hints of roasting. Andre’s tea was the favourite from this years competition by far. Congratulations Andre!

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Taste: Fruity
Body: Light
Texture: Round
Length: Medium
Harvest: June
Tea Cultivar: Seed Grown Yabukita
Origin: Wazuka
Cultivation: Unshaded
Processing: Withered, Rolled, Oxidized, Dried



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Producer : Obubu Intern #119
Andre Go from Indonesia!

Learn more about Andre here and check his Intern Interview Video just below! ↓




What is Wakoucha?Kocha

Wakoucha (和紅茶) is Japanese Black tea. Thinking about Japanese tea, at first one would not think of black
tea. In comparison to green tea’s long history of production, the manufacture of black tea in Japan was introduced only 150 years ago. Therefore its origin goes back to the Meiji period, the time when Japan began to open up to the rest of the world.
Koucha actually means red tea’. It is named after its colour as the brewed tea displays a dark red colour. This is because Japanese water is low in lime content and therefore is so-called ‘soft water’.
Koucha is a fully oxidised tea. After the harvest the leaves are first withered before further processing. By the subsequent rolling of the tea leaves, the cell structure is broken down which enhances the following oxidaton process.
As black tea is a recent discovery in Japan only about 300 farmers are producing Koucha throughout the country and is therefore a specialist product.



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Weight 100 g


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