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.
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Ingredients: organic black tea
1 tsp / 8oz water / 195* F / steep 3 minutes