88th Night Shincha

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Green Tea
Flavors
Butter, Lima Beans, Peas, Vanilla
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Low
Certification
Not available
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Average preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 0 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “I love the special day they pick this tea and how prized it is. The dry leaves smell minty , not vegetal. I think this might be my first Shincha so I only know how Gyokuro is and they look very...” Read full tasting note
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This special green tea is plucked on the 88th day after the Japanese spring equinox in Kagoshima Prefecture (known for producing especially rich and sweet green teas). The aroma of the dry tea leaves is so rich and fresh it is almost intoxicating. The steeped liquor is sweet, savory, smooth, silky, spring-like, with a fullness of flavor that fills your spirit, and a long lingering aftertaste that leaves you basking in a shimmering afterglow.

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I love the special day they pick this tea and how prized it is.
The dry leaves smell minty , not vegetal. I think this might be my first Shincha so I only know how Gyokuro is and they look very similar with the grass-like thin strands.
It has the light spring-green colored liquor that is my favorite color. The wet leaves look like chopped green spinach or herbs.
The liquor has a faint scent of vanilla then lima bean and green spring pea come in stronger.
The flavor is really excellent. It has the slightest vanilla flavor as well with lima bean, pea, and a buttery mouth feel and note. There is an umami end with a salt note. This is Springalicious!!!!!!!! An excellent one for my cupboard.
This tea is exactly as described by Tea Source which I like. I like to know that I can trust the tasting notes and will buy from them again some time.

I read about Shincha and it means “new tea” and is the first picked, that it is that year’s earliest tea, and is timely and seasonal.

I steeped this first for 2 minutes then after the leaves opened up, all my other steepings were short as 1 minute or less to keep the tea from being burned or bitter.

Flavors: Butter, Lima Beans, Peas, Vanilla

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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