Brazilian Shincha Green Tea
Shincha is the first harvest of green tea. Ours was grown just outside São Paulo, Brazil, and harvested at the beginning of their spring in early October 2020. Shin means new and cha means tea. This new tea is extremely fresh, very light, and has a rounded mouthfeel. The beautiful, bright green leaves produce a tea with a smooth, silky taste—no wonder Shincha green tea is highly sought after. Once it's sold out, it's really gone. And there won't be more of this super-fresh tea available until next year.
1–3 minutes at 158–176 degrees Fahrenheit
Cups to Grams
100 grams makes 40–50 cups
- Variant: 100 g loose
- SKU: 112857
From fresh tea leaves to tea
Our Shincha was grown just outside São Paulo, Brazil. Each harvest is a once in a lifetime experience. Just as people collect different vintages of wine, each harvest of Shincha has a slightly different and special nuance to its flavor. Get behind the scenes and read more about our Shincha.
How to brew Shincha
The methods for brewing Shincha are a little different than regular green teas. It is suggested to use significantly lower temperatures, in order to avoid harming or burning this type of green tea, 70 °C (158 °F) is the sweet spot for brewing, and no higher than 80 °C (176 °F).
- Bring fresh water to a boil and let it sit and cool for a few minutes.
- Use the hot water to heat a small teapot, swirling it around the teapot and then emptying it.
- Measure the Shincha into the teapot, using one gram of tea for every 6 ounces of water.
- Add the hot water to the leaves and let them steep for no more than 3 minutes.
- Pour into small cups and sip slowly to savor the unique fragrance and flavor.