Seikoen Tea Factory: Itoigawa Batabatacha Traditional Herbal Blend 古くから糸魚川に伝わる「バタバタ茶」

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Size: 150g / 5.3 oz / Original bag
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JPY ¥1,800

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Description

Just across the prefectural border from Toyama where a post-fermented tea also called batabatacha is made, the town of Itoigawa in Niigata also has a folk tea that you whisk (batabata is an onomatopoeic word that means to whisk vigorously). The ingredients are completely different but makes for a complex tea with hojicha as its base.

 

Flavor Notes

Using more modern steeping parameters, the tea offers a toasty base flavor with a note of herbs and a strong buttery aftertaste.

 

Steeping Recomendation

  • Tea: 5 grams
  • Time: 3 minutes
  • Water: Hot water (tasting notes above used 90C/195F degrees), 400 ml

 

Product Info

  • Ingredients: kawara ketsumei (Chamaecrista nomame), roasted green tea (hojicha), roasted soybeans, tea flowers (camellia sinensis flowers)
  • Region: Itoigawa, Niigata Prefecture

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