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Shin-cha Gold - 2010 edition

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175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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  • “The leaves spill out onto paper with a neat blend of moderately small needles and quite a few particles, the apparent result of fukamushi steaming. Warm and in the pot, they glow with briny ocean...” Read full tasting note
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    the_skua 207 tasting notes
  • “A tier below the Maeda-en 88th Night 2010 Shincha in enjoyment. It has less complexity and depth and less elements of interest overall. Still nice to drink, but definitely prefer the 88th Night. I...” Read full tasting note
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    camw 26 tasting notes

From Maeda-en

Sweet shin-cha made fukamushi-style: quickly deep steamed to temper its grassiness and give a beautiful chartreuse liquor. This tea is a market favorite!

About Maeda-en View company

Maeda-En has been in business for the last 25 years as an importer, manufacturer and wholesaler of green tea & green tea desserts. Our Japanese grown, fresh quality green teas are shipped directly from our production factory in Japan to the states and then world-wide.

2 Tasting Notes

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207 tasting notes

The leaves spill out onto paper with a neat blend of moderately small needles and quite a few particles, the apparent result of fukamushi steaming. Warm and in the pot, they glow with briny ocean delight. The first steep smells of light florals, pollen, and some faint plant-like mustiness. In the mouth, the texture is very soft, near-cotton and linen-like. This is pleasing, but the flavor composition is touch duller, with the average blend of kelp, melon starch, and maybe an edge of asparagus. There’s a bright sparkling glow of pepper-y spice right on the front of the tongue.

The second and third steeps yield greener, murkier soups, but fade on the flavor depth, as expected. I absolutely adore the soft textile texture that lingers in the back of the throat, but wish it was paired up with a wee bit more flavor complexity to hold the palate’s interest. Nonetheless, solid, well-handled quality leaves, in my opinion.

Full blog post: http://tea.theskua.com/?p=94

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A tier below the Maeda-en 88th Night 2010 Shincha in enjoyment. It has less complexity and depth and less elements of interest overall. Still nice to drink, but definitely prefer the 88th Night. I think this might get boring quickly with a larger sample as well.

Price: $10 USD for 85g.
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Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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