Yame Shincha 1st Grade

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Butter, Cut Grass, Green Beans, Spinach
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Caffeine
High
Certification
Fair Trade
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Average preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 1 min, 30 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “I think this may be the greenest green tea I’ve ever seen; the steeped leaves are the saturated green of fresh-cut grass and the brew is a murky chartreuse. I was going to save this for later in...” Read full tasting note
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Kurihara’s highest grade of shincha, from Yame, Japan. This is the most complex of our 2014 shincha, with buttery-smooth, sweet-potato and walnut notes.

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I think this may be the greenest green tea I’ve ever seen; the steeped leaves are the saturated green of fresh-cut grass and the brew is a murky chartreuse. I was going to save this for later in the day until I saw it got 5 out of 5 marks for caffeine (and after just a few sips, I can already feel the buzz). The directions said 1.5 tsps, but these leaves are so fine they make for a dense spoonful — I cut it down to 1.25 and now I’m thinking just 1 tsp in the future will be plenty. The description card says this is a sweet tea; I’m getting savory. This has a lot of the same buttery spinach and green bean notes as a long jing, though it is far, far stronger than long jing. The quality is excellent, but really, I think I just stumbled across the espresso of the tea world, so sip with caution.

Flavors: Butter, Cut Grass, Green Beans, Spinach

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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