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LUCID kocha: organic japanese black tea posted on 08 Jun 14:46

LUCID Kocha is an organic black tea cultivated in Gotemba, Shizuoka, Japan. While it is harvested by machine, it is processed by hand with only the youngest leaves at the optimum timing in spring. Japan is more famous for its green teas like Sencha and Gyokuro, but this black tea is prepared with the same attentional to detail.

 

Unlike many black teas from other parts of the world, Kocha is preternaturally smooth with almost no astringency (that dry feeling in your mouth tea sometimes leaves). It has a natural sweetness and a robust flavor that doesn’t dissipate through multiple infusions of the same leaves. 

 

If you don't already love black tea, LUCID Organic Kocha may make you reevaluate how you feel about black tea...and if you are a already a black tea lover, get ready to be entranced. The natural oxidation of the leaves creates a dark, smooth floral flavor with undertones of chocolate. Whether you’re looking for a bold tea for morning or a delicious traditional iced tea, Kocha is perfect for you. When I tried this for the first time at the source, I instantly knew that Kocha was going to be a part of the LUCID collection of teas.

 

And remember, save your leaves! Kocha can be reinfused up to six times. It is a must-have for black tea lovers and should be given a chance by those who normally shy away from black teas.

 Get LUCID Kocha here

Ingredients: organic black tea

1 tsp / 8oz water / 195* F / steep 3 minutes


LUCID Tea + Brooklyn Heights Community Garden posted on 31 May 20:49

One of the many things we are passionate about at LUCID Tea is giving back to our community. Today, we are announcing our partnership with one of our favorite local non-profit organizations: Brooklyn Heights Community Garden. To kick off what we know will be a long relationship, LUCID Tea will be donating 10% of all our sales this summer to Brooklyn Heights Community Garden.

 

 We were introduced to Brooklyn Heights Community Garden through a volunteer outing with Nashville Feminist Collective last October. Founded by Nella “Ms. Pearl” Frierson (shown in photo above, on the left), Brooklyn Heights Community Garden has been growing strong in northeast Nashville for over 9 years. The core of its mission is to unite the residents of Brooklyn Heights, expose participants to diverse cultural experiences, and produce life-sustaining fruits and vegetables for the community.

 

Every tea you purchase this summer will have a direct impact on Brooklyn Heights Community Garden and their mission. We are looking forward to digging in and helping out at the garden this summer, and we hope you will join us in supporting them through your purchases. Throughout the summer we will be featuring the garden so that you, our customers, can come to love this amazing organization as much as we do.

 

So stock up on your favorite teas, put them over ice, and get ready for an exciting summer. And thank you for your support of LUCID Tea and Brooklyn Heights Community Garden.