Shincha

A 6-post collection,

June 2017 – Shincha from Shizuoka

This is the second Shincha (新茶) of the year! It comes from the prefecture of Shizuoka (静岡). Shincha We selected another Shincha (新茶), from Shizuoka (静岡) this time. Shizuoka is very famous for green tea in Japan. The prefecture of Shizuoka instantly reminds us of green tea, and of Mount Fuji (富士山). The producer for this tea is Mikasaen located in the city of Kakegawa (掛川), located in the south of Shizuoka. We call the tea for this region Kakegawacha
- June 2017 – Shincha from Shizuoka

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May 2017 - Shincha from Okinawa

This month we selected a Shincha (新茶) from the prefecture of Okinawa (沖縄). Shincha Shincha (新茶) 2017, the new tea leaves of the year have been released from Okinawa (沖縄), the southern island of Japan! Shincha is generally harvested from the 88th day following the spring equinox (February 4th) of the lunar calendar in Japan, and it falls on May 2nd this year. However, due to its geographical location, Okinawa’s case is different. The harvest started from the middle
- May 2017 - Shincha from Okinawa

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July 2016 – Shincha from Nara

Following the Shincha from Kumamoto (熊本), we selected another Shincha (新茶) from Tsukigase (月ヶ瀬), in the prefecture of Nara (奈良). Shincha, Kabusecha In the ancient times, we considered tea to be a medicine. People drank the leaves in summer, the fruits in autumn, the roots in winter and the burgeons in spring. Drinking the burgeons of tea of tea in the time of Shincha is said to be good for spending one year in good health. Now we advise all
- July 2016 – Shincha from Nara

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June 2016 – Shincha from Kumamoto

This month we selected a Shincha (新茶) from the prefecture of Kumamoto (熊本茶). Shincha Shincha (新茶) 2016 has been released in Japan! The 88th day from the spring equinox is the day of the first harvest of tea in Japan. The harvest lasts from the beginning of May until June. The tea produced from the first burgeons has a fresh taste and a pleasant scent. This reminds us of a fresh green. Shincha means “new tea” in Japanese. The flavor
- June 2016 – Shincha from Kumamoto

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July 2015 - Sencha from Kagoshima

For the July shipment, we have selected a Sencha (煎茶) from Kagoshima (鹿児島). This tea qualifies as a Shincha (新茶) since it is made from the first harvest of the year. Sencha Sencha (煎茶) is the most popular green tea in Japan, and is served with most Japanese meals. 80% of Japanese green teas are Sencha. The word itself comes from the Japanese verb "senjiru" (煎じる) which means "to infuse (with something)". Very thin needle-like tealeaves of Sencha have a
- July 2015 - Sencha from Kagoshima

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