Smoked Japanese teas
Matsumoto san Family has been producing tea in the Shizuoka region for several generations. Samurai, their ancestor, traded his sword for farming tools and started tea production.
Today his descendant chooses to create a unique tea. That’s how he created the first Japanese smoked teas, exclusively produced from Japanese wood, in confidential quantity.
This tea is the encounter of a black tea harvested not far from the Fuji Mountain and the famous Nagano Japanese Maple tree. Smoked with maple wood chips, results a liquor more subtle than its Chinese cousin (Lapsang Souchong) developing round and warm notes.
This tea is the encounter of two universes, tea and the world renowned, Japanese Whisky. Indeed, Matsumoto San used whisky wood barrel from a famous distillery from Saitama to smoke this black tea. The resulting liquor is incredibly mellow. The roundness of the tea blends with the malty, sweet whisky notes. A one-of-a-kind grand cru.
Black tea from the Shizuoka region subtly smoked with cherry wood form the Nara region. It delivers a cup with a delicate smoky aroma and a slightly sweet flavor evoking the cherry stone.