Hida Black Tea

Japanese-style black tea produced using hot springs water from Okuhida’s hot springs area

In addition to Japanese-style green tea, we have also pursued a unique form of “Japanese-style black tea” which differs Indian and European black teas. After eight years, the result is our Hida Black Tea. We prepare Benifuki tea, which has a strong astringency, by fermenting it using steam from Okuhida’s hot springs. This is an approach unique to us, and produces a crisp taste and moderate astringency, with the faintly sweet aroma of jasmine. Different picking times produce variations in the flavor, which makes this tea ideal for tasting side by side.

The diverse charms of Hida Black Tea

We offer both the first flush of this tea and utilize the second flush in our blends.
Here we zoom in on three noted varieties in order to showcase more about Nabeshimameicha’s Hida Black Tea.
We encourage you to try this tea for yourself and savor its rich and mellow aroma, flavor, and sweetness.

First flush

First flush — best served straight The first flush has a strong aroma and minimal astringency and presents a gentle flavor well-suited to Japanese-style black tea.

Blend

A blend of two types, catering to ease of drinking We blend equal proportions of the first and second flush in this variety.

Second flush

The summer pick, ideal for tea with milk The second flush, picked during the second crop of the season, has a strong astringent note that pairs well with milk.

Nabeshimameicha’s Hida Black Tea

HIDA FIRST FLUSH BLACK TEA

Production region
Shizuoka
Variety
Benifuki
Shape
leaf/tea bag
Sweetness
Depth
Astringency
Aroma
30g bag
Store price:1,200JPY
TB(2.5g×8P)bag
Store price:1,200JPY
TB(2.5g×1P)bag
Store price:150JPY
TB(2.5g×2P)bag
Store price:300JPY
TB(2.5g×10P)can
Store price:1,500JPY

HIDA BLEND FLUSH BLACK TEA

Production region
Shizuoka
Variety
Benifuki
Shape
leaf/tea bag
Sweetness
Depth
Astringency
Aroma
30g bag
Store price:1,000JPY
TB(2.5g×8P)bag
Store price:1,000JPY
TB(2.5g×1P)bag
Store price:125JPY
TB(2.5g×5P)bag
Store price:500JPY
TB(2.5g×10P)can
Store price:1,250JPY

HIDA SECOND FLUSH BLACK TEA

Production region
Shizuoka
Variety
Benifuki
Shape
leaf/tea bag
Sweetness
Depth
Astringency
Aroma
30g bag
Store price:800JPY
TB(2.5g×8P)bag
Store price:800JPY
TB(2.5g×1P)bag
Store price:100JPY
TB(2.5g×3P)bag
Store price:300JPY
TB(2.5g×10P)can
Store price:1,000JPY

KOHAKUNOTSUKI

Production region
Gifu・Ibigawa
Variety
Meiryoku
Shape
leaf/tea bag
Sweetness
Depth
Astringency
Aroma
50g bag
Store price:700JPY
TB(3g×12P)bag
Store price:700JPY

*All product prices shown are exclusive of tax.

The best way to enjoy Hida Black Tea

Here we showcase one of the best ways to get the most out of Nabeshimameicha’s Hida Black Tea.

1 Place teabags or tea leaves (3g) in the teapot.
2 Pour 120ml of 95 ℃ hot water into the teapot.
3 Close the lid and allow to steam for 2.5 minutes.
4 Pour into a teacup and enjoy.
1 The second flush is best-suited to tea with milk.
2 You are welcome to use your preferred quantity of milk.
1 Place two teabags in a teapot.
2 Pour 500cc of water into the teapot.
3 Close the lid and allow to chill in the refrigerator for five hours before serving.