I did three steepings of this. All three were good but the second was the best. Very, very green, rich and grassy and smooth with hints of other things beneath the surface taste. This is a tea that I’m going to enjoy exploring until my limited supply runs out. Two teaspoons of leaves per cup, steeped for 45 seconds in water at 68C.
Premium Shincha (2009)
Shincha (新茶), literally `new tea`, represents the first month’s harvest of Sencha. This first harvest leaf is picked in April and prized for its high vitamin content, sweetness and superior flavour. The flavour is full, robust, grassy and vegetal with a resinous aroma and minimal astringency.