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Arakai Estate 2018/19 Premium Black

Black Tea from Australia
$14.00

Arakai Estate’s premium black tea is a firm favourite in our tea collection.

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Arakai Estate’s premium black tea is a firm favourite in our tea collection. We have previously stocked the 2016/17 blended harvest and feel that the 2018/19 tea is an equally delightful lot.

Harvested and blended from late Spring, Summer and Autumn harvests. This results in a semi-sweet tea with malty notes of spice and wood.

Arakai Estate premium black tea makes an excellent choice for a single-estate breakfast tea but can be enjoyed at any time of the day. We feel that once you have tried this black tea it will become a staple in your tea cupboard.

Awards

2018 Golden Leaf Awards

  • Gold - Arakai Estate 2017/18 Spring Flush Black (Best Australian Black Tea)
  • Gold - Arakai Estate 2017/18 Spring Flush Green Tea (Best Australian Green Tea)
  • Bronze - Arakai Estate 2017/18 Spring Flush Green (Green Tea Worldwide)

2018 Royal Hobart Fine Food Awards

  • Reserve Champion - 2017/18 Autumn Black Tea
  • Silver - 2017/18 Autumn Black Tea (Australian Black Camellia Sinensis)
  • Bronze - 2017/18 Spring Flush Green Tea (Australian Green Camellia Sinensis)
  • Bronze - 2016/17 Premium Black Tea (Australian Black Camellia Sinensis)

2017 Golden Leaf Awards

  • Gold - Arakai Estate 2016 Spring Flush Premium Black (Best Australian Black Tea)
  • Gold - Arakai Estate 2016 Spring Flush Premium Green (Worldwide Green Tea)
  • Gold - Arakai Estate 2016 Spring Flush Premium Green (Best Australian Green Tea) 

Origin: Bellthorpe, QLD, Australia

Flavour profile: Malt | Spice | Wood

Harvest: Blended from late Spring (September) 2018, Summer and Autumn harvests.

Cultivar: The majority of the plantation is made up of Japanese varietals; Yabukita & Sayamakaori with smaller numbers of Meirokyu, Yutakamidori, Fushin & Okumidori.

Tea Master: Brendon Collins

Arakai Estate is located in the beautiful Conondale Ranges in South-East Queensland. Bellthorpe has a mild, subtropical climate, with high rainfall and fertile, slightly acidic soil perfectly suited to growing the Japanese tea cultivars. Cooler temperatures are experienced overnight and during the winter.

Elevation: 500m – 600m

Arakai Estate 2018/19 premium black is deliciously rounded and malty. This aromatic black tea has notes of cinnamon, wood and malt that combine to produce a long lasting semi-sweet finish. 

Arakai Estate 2018/19 premium black pairs well with most breakfast foods, breads and buttery desserts. Try this tea with crusty sourdough with butter or with a sweet & savoury seeded loaf.

Leaf appearance: Tippy, long elongated leaf with dark brown-black appearance.

Aroma: Notes of cinnamon and malt with a subtle woodsy-floral bouquet creating a sweet aroma.

Liquor colour: Brilliant red.

Brewing & Storage

Store in an airtight container away from light, heat and moisture. 

Brewing Method Amount Temperature Time Infusions
Western 2-3g / 150mL 95˚C-100˚C 2-3 min 2
Gong Fu Cha 4-6g / 100mL 95˚C-100˚C First brew: 20s Subsequent: 25-50s 3-4
Cold Brew 7-10g / 500ml Refridgerate Overnight (approximately 8hrs) 2