Japanese Shincha Green Tea
Shincha is the first harvest of Japanese sencha green tea and ours was harvested at the end of April 2021. 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.
1–3 minutes at 158–176 degrees Fahrenheit
Cups to Grams
50 grams makes 20–25 cups
- 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 April, 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. 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.
The tea was great. I’m usually leery about green tea because sometimes it tastes bitter to me, but this was great and not bitter
This green tea is so delicious. I invite you to purchase and try it. I was not disappointed. I am typically a black tea drinker but this more delicate tea is perfect for an afternoon treat.