Japanese Black Benifuki Organic

5 star average rating
3 Reviews Write a Review
Although somewhat rare, black tea has been cultivated and produced in Japan for almost 150 years. Production is limited and seldom exported. This offering is produced in Kagoshima prefecture from the Benifuki cultivar. The neat, dark brown leaves yield a smooth, rich liquor with no astringency. A light grape-like sweetness may be found in the aroma. The cup is lively, with a light spicy/woody hint and a honey note that develops over time. Best enjoyed plain.

Steeping Suggestions

Leaf Quantity: 2.25 g/6oz cup
Steep Time: 4-5 min
Water Temperature: 212degrees (boiling)


Japanese Black Benifuki Organic Reviews
5 star average rating
Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 (based on 3 reviews)

  • A very impressive cup of tea
  • 5 star rating
  • Emil – NC – September 14, 2020
  • My first tea review. I'm lazy by nature so a tea would have to be something special for me to bother with a review. Anyway, this tea is now in my top 5 list ... if it was only cheaper! Very complex with Japanese green tea overtones. A wonderful aroma and flavor. It's the first real tea that made me really want to savor the flavor like a fine wine
  • Impressive
  • 5 star rating
  • Charles – VA – August 05, 2020
  • This is an exceptional tea. It has all the characteristics that I love. Medium to full bodied with a light sweetness and no astringency even to the last sip of the 24 oz. I brew. The steeped leaves are something I always note. These are unique with a slight hint of fresh apple peels, floral, somewhat similar to a top shelf hong cha. Thanks Upton.
  • A big cup of tea!
  • 5 star rating
  • Martin – CO – May 13, 2020
  • Really nice full bodied cup with lots of cocoa and toast and the honey does take a while but it's there. Amazingly silky smooth.
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