Whoa, a really slow TeaDay!
I began this tradition around 6 years ago when I finally found good vendors who actually went out of their way to introduce new harvest teas. Before then, no ...
This really caught on with my interest in greens. I could not wait to see new offerings from vendor after vendor. Really exciting. My focus traditionally has been mostly on Chinese and Japanese green new harvest teas.
It became a bit of a game to try to virtually run out of the previous harvest teas just prior to the new harvest. And this game has just really begun for this upcoming harvest as I am counting down the grams I think will be needed til shincha.
Began the TD with Kumpu from Ippodo with the Mrs., ironically a company that does not focus on the new harvest in their offerings, but more on continuity from season to season, harvest to harvest. Next up, Yutaka midori and currently some sencha dribs and drabs.