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Mirai Wakocha

Asatsuyu wakocha

Black Tea from Japan

Mirai Wakocha is a first flush black tea.

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Mirai Wakocha is a first flush black tea. It has a delightful rose fragrance with a clean and fresh liquor. This semi-sweet medium-bodied tea has notes of cherries and spice.

We are excited to expand our tea collection to include a Japanese wakocha (wa=Japan, kocha=black tea) from Etsuro Masui.

Mr. Masui is a pioneer for black tea production in Japan. He started producing wakocha in 1984. He brought back a cultivar from an experimental farm in Kawane and cultivated into an original cultivar that he named "Mirai" after his daughter.

“I feel like Mirai black tea connects the future (Mirai) which I’ve placed my hope in”

Origin: Kawanehoncho Aobe, Shizouka prefecture, Japan

Flavour profile: Semi-sweet | Rose | Cherry

Processing highlights: Etsuri Masui considers the production of tea much like wine. By focussing on the withering of tea leaves he creates tea that maximises the characteristics inherent in tea varieties. Mirai is carefully withered in a cool dark place for about 14 hours.

Harvest: Spring 2022

Cultivar: Mirai

Tea Master: Etsuri Masui

Kawane is one of the three major regions of Shizuoka mountain tea production. Masui Etsuro has been cultivating tea cultivated tea for over thirty years with no use of pesticide.

Elevation: 600m

A warming and soothing black tea that is smooth and enjoyable to drink at any time of day. It has a semi-sweet liquor with flavours reminiscent of cinnamon and cherry.

Mirai Wakocha makes for an exceptionally versatile pairing with both sweet and savoury foods.

Leaf appearance: Even dark brown to black broken leaf

Aroma: A warming semi-sweet aroma reminiscent of rose and cinnamon.

Liquor colour: Red with golden rim

Brewing & Storage

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

Brewing Method Amount Temperature Time Infusions
Japanese 3-4g / 250mL 100˚C 2.5-3.5 min 2-3
Cold Brew 6-8g / 500mL Refrigerate Overnight (approximately 8hrs) 2-3