Shincha (新茶) means new tea, first flush, the very first tea of the spring. Made using the nutrient-rich youngest and most tender leaves of the tea plant that has been dormant during the winter.
This is the fresh Shincha of the 2020 harvest from the tea gardens of the Morimoto family. The Morimoto tea fields are located in Miyazaki a remote area in the Southwestern region of Japan, in Kyushu. Miyazaki is the capital city of Miyazaki Prefecture. Located on the coast and crossed by several rivers, Miyazaki City enjoys scenic views of both ocean and nearby, verdant mountains.
Morimoto Shincha is a blend of two tea bushes varieties Yutakamidori and Sakimidori. Both varieties begin to grow very early and can truly be called carriers of spring freshness. The milder Yutakamidori makes the tea balanced; the rather vibrant Sakimidori adds the necessary amount of spice.
This results altogether in a fresh, gentle, but aromatic tea with outstanding sweetness and balance.
Enjoy the fresh Shincha 2020 until it lasts. We normally order very few packs of each tea we sell (we don't hold large amounts of stock) to ensure our customers always get the fresher teas. Also, shincha is only available once a year during the spring, the earlier it is enjoyed the fresher.
The Japanese Tea Evangelist says: wonderful umami rich new tea full of theanine. Since I drink a lot of tea daily it usually has little effect on me. However, this tea makes me feel tea drunk with just three rounds of a brew. Its taste is smooth, slightly grassy, a bit sweet, definitely delicious.
Limited amount available, once is gone there is no option to get this tea until next year. Grab yours now!
If you scan the QR code image you will be able to enjoy a nice song that I have selected to match this tea.
Morimoto Shincha 2020 (50 grs)
This is how Shigeru Morimoto recommends brewing his sencha:
Amount of tea: the desired amount of tea
Amount of water: 200 ml of water
Water temperature: 60/70 degrees Celsius (1st to 4th brew)
Amount of time: 40 secs (1st brew) 10 secs (2nd to 4th brew)
This is how The Japanese Tea Evangelist recommends brewing this fantastic sencha tea.
Medium: Japanese clay teapot (kyuusu)
Amount of tea: 3 grams of tea (about a teaspoon & a half)
Amount of water: 100 ml of water
Water temperature: 65 degrees Celsius (1st brew) 70/75 degrees Celsius (2nd to 4th brew)
Amount of time: 45secs (1st brew) 30 secs (2nd brew) 15 seconds (3rd to 4th brew)
NOTE: If you do Gong Fu Cha my recommendation is to use your usual parameters for Japanese green teas. Remember that Japanese teas are for the most part steamed & therefore more delicate than other types of teas.