Shincha, Yabukita 2020・新茶
Shincha (新茶・しんちゃ) refers to the first Japanese tea harvest of the year. Rather than other types of tea—green tea, oolongs, and blacks—which refer to their processing, shincha is simply a label for the first harvest, more a cultural tradition than a style of tea. Shincha is always made into a green tea and almost exclusively a sencha. It is typically sold during the first few months after the year's harvests in April and May.
This shincha comes from the same producer that makes our collection of senchas. She is a 9th generation tea producer who, unlike many producers in Japan, grows, picks, and steams her leaves in-house. She has won numerous awards for her fragrant senchas.
Meant to be consumed as a celebration of the beginning of the year, shinchas are crafted to be especially fragrant and fresh-tasting.
Please find more information about shincha teas here.
Notes of ramps & frisée lettuce.
Harvested: May 2020
Cultivar: Hand-picked yabukita
Origin: Shizuoka, Japan
Includes 6 servings (24g).