Kagoshima Shincha Sae Midori
Shincha means new tea and refers to the very first picking of the 1st Flush harvest in spring. The Sae Midori tea bush varietal is prized for a rich and smooth umami flavor and a vivid green infusion color. Sae Midori has about 2% more L-theanine than Yabukita and many other Japanese tea varietals, making it very refreshing and stimulating. This batch of Shincha was harvested in Kagoshima at about 450 meters above sea level on April 18th and is a Chumushi, or mid-steamed tea with a vivid green infusion and smooth flavor.
Water: 160°F / Leaves: 1 tablespoon or 6-7 grams per 8 ounces / Infusion Time: 1 minute / Ingredients: Green tea. / Origin: Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.