Ocha & Co. Organic Japanese Shincha First Harvest Green Tea - 50g
ORGANIC SHINCHA FIRST FLUSH GREEN TEA
Shincha (New Tea 新茶) is the tea taken from the very first pickings from the Sencha harvest. The season begins in April in the more southern tea growing regions and later in May, further north. Shincha from our organic plantation will be available late April to early May depending on the weather conditions. Our customers can pre-order here so we can reserve stock from the limited amount available.
Because the leaves are the first picked al the nutrients stored over the winter months and released into the first leaves. Much sweeter than regular Sencha, full of aroma and grassiness.
- ECOCERT Organic Certification
- Loose Leaf Blend
- Vacuum-Sealed Pack
- Blended for us by the winner of the 46th Japanese Ministry of Agriculture Tea Competition (2016) the most prestigious tea competition in Japan
- Small batches made each month to ensure long shelf-life
CAN BE BREWED COLD
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I received a sample of this from Ocha, and I really really like this tea. I am now going back to order two full packets for myself.
This is a lovely, tasty tea with a creamy mouthfeel and a fair amount of green when brewed. Its flavor is a bit more robust than other shinchas I've tried from different vendors, but I prefer flavor over mouthfeel when it comes to tea. All too often, I find the shincha varietal to be underwhelming and too subtle for my palate. This one is big on flavor but low on astringency, so it still reads as a shincha but it's definitely a ballsier one. If you like Fukamushi sencha, I think you will really enjoy this dressed-up, more refined version. However, if you like a really light, delicate, floral shincha, you might find this one a bit too heavy.
This was my first time that I tried this tea and I am in love! It tastes heavenly! So smooth, mild, and fresh. I am savoring every sip!
The Shincha Tea is excellent... very fresh
I have been waiting for this years harvest and was not dissapointed! The taste is full and slightly sweet. Will order more. Always a quality matcha from Ocha & Co.