Shincha (新茶) means new tea, first flush, the very first tea of the spring. Conformed by 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.
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.
Organic Certified DE- ÖKO-039 Non-EU-Agriculture.
If you scan the QR code image you will be able to enjoy a nice song that I have selected to match this tea.
Organic Morimoto Shincha 2020 (50 grs)
Morimoto Shincha is a blend of the two tea bush 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.
The photo used is a placeholder from previous years. It will be updated as soon as this new year's batch of tea has been received.
The recommendation to brew this tea goes as follows:
Amount of tea: 3 grs of tea (about a teaspoon)
Amount of water: 150 ml of water (if chalky use mineral water)
Water temperature: 60 degrees Celsius (1st brew) 70 degrees Celsius (2nd to 4th brew)
Amount of time: 60 secs (1st brew) 10 -30 secs (2nd to 4th brew)