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 (160-175°F) with shorter steeping times (30 seconds to 1 min). Being the first harvest of the season, Shincha is bright, fragrant and finishes with umami. Our 2022 Shincha is from Yume, Japan and is best drunk using a kyusu to allow for the finer particulate to enter your cup. This enhances the umami finish and brings a heavier mouth feel.
Shincha is one of many great Japanese tea varieties.
Japanese Green Tea
Shincha Green Tea Significance:
Delicate buds and top leaves are harvested and briefly steamed while they are still small. By harvesting these leaves early, around April through early May, 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.
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- 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.