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Japan Green Tea - Shincha Fukamushi

Four Ounce Bag
$52.40 $39.28
Current unavailable.

Eight Ounce Bag
$89.08 $66.78
Current unavailable.

Pound Bag
$157.20 $117.84
Current unavailable.


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In Japan, there is the tradition of celebrating Shincha, the first tea of the year, also known as Ichibancha. Similar to the Beaujolais Nouveau of French wine, the name Shincha celebrates the first tea harvest of the year. In contrast to Gyokuro, which is enjoyed for the high-toned sweet taste and flavor, Sencha is enjoyed for the superb harmony of refreshing aroma, flavor, and bitter taste. It is said that Gyokuro and Matcha enriches the flavor over time, and so is best six months after harvest (- though today's some gyokuro lovers like fresh Gyokuro as well as enriched one). Sencha, on the other hand, has the most refreshing aroma immediately after being harvested. So it is Sencha, not Gyokuro and Matcha, that we enjoy when we have Shincha. Please brew carefully! Water at 176 degrees and only for 40 seconds.