Log in / Sign up
Your cart

Yunomi Discoveries

Discoveries - Kumano Irokawa Black Tea

Discoveries - Kumano Irokawa Black Tea
US$12.00
Note: Packages for most tea & food products will use Yunomi resealable bags or tins (with some exceptions, click here to see info and photos). If you need the original Japanese package, please leave a note in the order comments.

This tea was found upon a trip to Wakayama Prefecutre, famous for the Kumano shrines and Nachi waterfall. This particular area is designated as the UNESCO's World Heritage Site for its historical and cultural importance.

Irokawa-cha

Not as famous as the Ise-cha from the neighboring Mie Prefecture, Irokawa-cha is a rare, quality tea produced in Wakayama, Japan.
As one of the three brands of Wakayama-grown tea, Irokawa-cha is grown in Nachi-Katsuuracho, the same region in which the sacred Kumano shrine is located. Cultivation of Irokawa-cha dates back to the Muromachi period (1338-1573), and has been grown since in the warm climate and rich soil of the Irokawa district. Irokawa-cha is also known as the earliest picked tea in honshu (main island of Japan).

THIS TEA

Rare Irokawa-cha made into black tea. Following the recent popularity of Japanese black tea or wakoucha, this

PRODUCT INFO

NAME
Kumano Irokawa Black Tea
INGREDIENTS
100% tea
SUPPLIER
Ryokokuen

View products & learn about
Yunomi Discoveries