Shincha (1st Flush Sencha) Tea Description:
Shincha, the 1st Flush of sencha, is known for its vibrant herbaceous flavor. Much bolder than sencha, this tea is best enjoyed at cooler temperatures with shorter steeping times. Shincha is one of many great Japanese tea varieties.
Japanese Green Tea
Shincha Green Tea Significance:
Delicate buds and top leaves, harvested by hand and briefly steamed, are plucked when they are still small. By plucking these leaves early, growers capture the intense expression of the all the rich nutrients and flavors that have been cultivating in the soil during the plant’s winter dormancy. Also known as 1st flush sencha, shincha leaves are small, tender, and vibrant, with a scent that is both freshly herbaceous and faintly mineral in character.
Our Shincha Green Tea comes from a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System (GIAHS) as recognized by the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO). The distinction is due, in large part, to the practice of Chagusaba or "tea grass fields" used in the production of this tea. The Chagusaba method uses native grasses of the Shizuoka Prefecture, cut and spread around tea bushes to reduce weeds and fertilize the plants. The method provides a sustainable method which also enhances the flavor of our Shincha.
- Step 1:
- Add boiling water to mug and allow the water to cool to 160°-185° or wait about 6 minutes.
- Step 2:
- Steep 1 tsp or 3 grams of tea per 8 oz of water.
- Step 3:
- Steep for 1 and a half to 2 minutes. For additional steepings increase the time a bit each time.