Shincha

Made from leaves that have not been oxidized.

May 6th 17 11:10 pm
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Shincha

by devites » May 6th 17 11:10 pm

Has anyone ordered any shincha this season?

I will probably order some from o-cha. Looking for more suggestions? Any recs?

May 7th 17 5:11 pm
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Re: Shincha

by Teaarch » May 7th 17 5:11 pm

devites wrote: Has anyone ordered any shincha this season?

I will probably order some from o-cha. Looking for more suggestions? Any recs?
I posted about ordering some Kirameki from o-cha in the general tea drinking thread. I still don't have it yet, but it's been one of my favorite shinchas each year. I definitely recommend it, especially if you like uji-cha. A warning however. If you're used to buying teas from o-cha, I'm guessing you're more of a fukamushi fan. The kirameki and other high end teas from Tsuen are all asamushi/futsumushi.

May 10th 17 3:13 am
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Re: Shincha

by Teaarch » May 10th 17 3:13 am

Just had my first taste of shincha this year. Tried the kirameki by way of O-cha. It's an excellent year for it. Much better strength than the last two year's versions, and not fussy at all. Got it right my first try, and got three excellent brews out of it, all about the same strength. Brewed hotter too, at 176f. There's definitely some shincha grassy bitterness to it, but it's a sweet bitterness and it tastes (and smells) wonderful. Quite a good tea.