2010 New Crop Shin-Cha Green Tea

Tea type
Green Tea
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Flavors
Butter, Grass, Peas, Spinach
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175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 30 sec 17 oz / 500 ml

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  • “So yeah, this was a 2010 green tea and I’m just getting to it now. [Hangs head in shame.] It was vacuum sealed and stored in my magical California climate, though, so when opened, an amazingly...” Read full tasting note
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From Maeda-en

Over the cold winter months, delicate green tea plants soak up the nutrients of the sun while waiting for the promise of Spring. In April, this small crop of young green tea leaves is picked and shipped by air from Japan to green tea lovers worldwide. We hope you will enjoy the fresh flavor of this seasonal tea.

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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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1919 tasting notes

So yeah, this was a 2010 green tea and I’m just getting to it now. [Hangs head in shame.]

It was vacuum sealed and stored in my magical California climate, though, so when opened, an amazingly fresh, sweet fragrance wafted out of the packet. Like sweet, buttery spinach, where the sharpness of the spinach has been filed down and replaced with sweet pea.

The leaves are amazingly fine and hair-like. They remind me a bit of gyokuro leaves but not as dark in color. These are a light, grass green, and may even be a bit finer in texture than gyokuro, though I’m not comparing side by side.

The liquor is almost a chartreuse color, and the steeped tea smells very much like the dry leaves.

The flavor is sweet and mellow. Very drinkable, very flavorful. Makes me wonder what this would have been like when fresh. I’ve been taking this with me to work the past couple of days. It’s a nice morning tea but I’m also having some now, and it’s just as enjoyable in the evening.

There’s something bright and happy about this tea. It’s like optimism in a cup.

Flavors: Butter, Grass, Peas, Spinach

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML
Ubacat

That’s just amazing that’s it still good. I have some green teas less than a year old that have gone stale.

__Morgana__

There’s definitely a difference with the ones that have been opened a long time. I had some hojicha that I tried recently years after it was open and it tasted like almost nothing.

Liquid Proust

send me some 6 year green tea :)

__Morgana__

Surely you jest? No really, I can’t tell whether you’re joking, but I assume you are. ;-) In any case, I didn’t see this until I’d steeped the last so on the off chance you weren’t joking, I no longer have any…

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