"Wa" refers to Japan and "koucha" means red tea. This black tea is quite different from those produced in other countries. It has to do with the type of tea plant used, as well as Japan's climate and soil conditions. While wakoucha maintains the earthy, sweet flair of black tea, its flavour is especially delicate, with just a hint of astringency. This refreshing tea is perfect for a morning pick-me-up, or in combination with some afternoon deserts.