Episode 331: Wakoucha


Green tea comes in a variety of flavor profiles based on when the tea was picked and how long it’s been steamed or roasted. M&K Tea Company’s wakoucha is a green tea that’s picked later in the harvest (like bancha) and is usually roasted (like hojicha).

The resulting brew gives you the vegetal sweetness and low astringency of green tea, but with a toasty flavor similar to black sesame. And unlike most black teas, wakoucha doesn’t have a lot of caffeine. If you like green tea, then this variety is worth giving a try!

Purchase M&K’s Tea Company’s Wakoucha