First Spring Sencha - Shincha (Loose - 100 g)
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Full of flavour and nutrients, this very special seasonal sencha tea is made with the hand picked first spring leaves of the year. A rich, fresh aroma and full-bodied sweet grassy flavour with a long lasting finish. Shincha leaves are sweeter in flavour than other sencha teas. The added sweetness is due to high levels of theanine. Perfect for iced tea, this sencha produces a nice refreshing fruity flavor.
Cultivar: Saemidori, Tsuyuhikari, Yabukita (blend)
Region: Hoshino Seicha-en, Fukuoka Prefecture
- Tea: 2 gm or 1 tsp
- Water: 60-70 mL (1/4 cup) at 80-90 °C
- Steep: 1 - 1.5 min.
To make cold brewed tea:
- Tea: 2-3 tbsp (10-15 gm)
- Water: 1000 mL (4 cups) at room temperature
- Steep: 2-3 hrs. to over night in the fridge