Japanese Shincha Green Tea 2020

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  • Product Description

      Shincha is the first harvest of Japanese sencha green tea and ours was harvested at the end of March 2020. Shin means new and cha means tea. This new tea is extremely fresh, sweet, and has a rich, concentrated flavor. 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.

        Ingredients

        Green tea

        Steeping Instructions

        1–3 minutes at 158–176 degrees Fahrenheit

        Caffeinated

        Yes

        Cups to Grams

        50 grams makes 20–25 cups

    • Product Details

      • Variant: 50 g loose
      • SKU: 112854

    From fresh tea leaves to tea

    Our Shincha was grown in Kagoshima, Japan, which is located at the southwestern tip of the island of Kyushu. We harvested at the end of March, so you know this tea is fresh. 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).

    1. Bring fresh water to a boil and let it sit and cool for a few minutes.
    2. Use the hot water to heat a small teapot, swirling it around the teapot and then emptying it.
    3. Measure the Shincha into the teapot, using one gram of tea for every 6 ounces of water.
    4. Add the hot water to the leaves and let them steep for no more than 3 minutes.
    5. Pour into small cups and sip slowly to savor the unique fragrance and flavor.
    Another favorite property of Shincha is the ability to resteep. Some people even prefer the second or third round of brewing, since each steep brings out noticeable differences in the flavor and aroma.

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