Premium organic Koucha
InformationNet Weight: 30gHarvest: 2022Origin: 100% Japanese tea from YameQuality and type: Premium Koucha Organic: Yes JASCultivars: Benifuuki Conservation: 3 years unopened Optimal tasting: within 2 years after opening
|Tea for 2 4g / 0.14 oz
|Water160ml / ~5.41 fl oz
|Temperature95C / 203F
For three generations now, Harashima san’s family has dedicated their lives on the farms to grow and produce tea leaves of the highest quality. Harashima san is a Master in Sencha Tea Ceremony of the Kofu Sencha Reifu school, as well as a Nihoncha Instructor. He joined his family tea company in 1983. Founded in 1950 by his grandfather, Chiyokichi, his tea business switched to organic and EU-regulations farming in 2008 under his direction. Today, in addition to growing and processing tea, he runs a beautiful tea shop overlooking the Yabe river with his wife Eri and their daughter who prepares delicious tea-based lunches and desserts for their customers.
What Customers say
Hues of Autumn: CHISEN
When autumn comes to my home in Vermont , the rich colors and deep aromas of the forrest bring my focus inward. I think of a cup of CHISEN to enhance the feelings of the season. In my opinion, CHISEN is a fine example of the perfection of Japanese tea cultivation and expertise. I find it rich in complex roasted flavor combined with delicacy. I appreciate the fine copper hues and lingering flavors that I feel are beyond any other black teas I am familiar with. I come away both content and in awe of this tea. It leaves my palate with a slightly sweet and elevated lingering taste to remember. Wonderful in deep winter as well. Thank you for CHISEN! Jean Sousa, Vermont USA
Thank you very much Jean! CHISEN is such a flavourful delight. We're glad it's find a warm home in beautiful Vermont.
Full and rich
A lovely black (red) tea that I think highlights just how underrated Japanese black tea is. Fragrant, rich flavor. Wonderful for your morning tea to get you ready for the day. Full bodied and robust.
This is an excellent black tea and worth the price. In a porcelain gaiwan, the brewing parameters of 95C/203F allow the fruity flavors to shine. Using boiling water brings out the maltiness to the extent that it is very overpowering in my opinion. Chisen is a must-try for fans of black tea, and I will be ordering this whenever I am craving a good black tea.
J'étais curieux de gouter ce thé noir japonais. Plus gouteux que ceux que l'on peut boire habituellement.
I was looking for some black tea for the long and cold season here in Montreal. Compare with Chinese black tea , it doesn't have a robust burnt and smoky flavor, but the warmth and fruity taste fits my needs.