OK. I tried 2 shincha from O-Cha:Tanegashima Asamushi Sencha
Light, refreshing asamushi without complex flavour. I would say it was nice. Could give it a go.Chiran Sencha
As stated by Kelvin, this year's Chiran Sencha is medium steamed but IMO the tea was not far from fukamushi.
Taste was wonderful grassy, with a hint of umami in the 1st infusion. Sure would buy this again.
I saw that Ippodo is having a Shincha available for sell. But I am worrying it is not very tasty given the description on their website. I prefer tea on the umami side.http://shop.ippodo-tea.co.jp/kyoto/shop ... gcd=533102
"Our 2014 Shincha is a type of sencha, different from our regular sencha in taste and character.
While our regular sencha offers our trademark full-bodied and well-balanced character -a character that is consistent throughout the year and from year to year thanks to careful blending-Shincha's charm is a freshness that represents a particular year's new harvest.
This year's Shincha is light and refreshing -perfect for late-spring and early-summer. "
Also, yuuki cha have quite some selection of shincha available, did anyone ever tried their shincha?