Wazuka Village, Kyoto, Japan
low caffeine / smoky aroma / roasty & sweet
Unique to the city of Kyoto from which it gets name, Kyobancha is harvested from tea leaves and twigs that have matured over the winter months before being roasted, producing a very woodsy flavor. A great choice for an after dinner tea or for those seeking less caffeine.
Shinichi Kihara's kyobancha gives off a smoky aroma, but surprises you with a flavor that is both smoky as well as sweet.