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Shin-cha - 2009 edition

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What’s so special about Shin-cha anyways?

Well, for one thing, a cup of Shin-cha is something completely different from your regular Japanese green tea. It’s very grassy, in a good way, very sweet and mellow, and minimally bitter.
There’s also a cultural reason for all this Shin-cha hype. In the Japanese culture, consuming a hatsumono (first catch/crop, in English) is thought to bring you longevity. This roots from an Edo-era superstition, that eating the first bonito (skipjack tuna) of the year would extend one’s life by 75 days.

Here at Maeda-en, we have honored this tea tradition for the last 24 years by having our Shin-cha flown in from Japan immediately after processing.

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.

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