Kamairicha green tea leaves from Japan

SHINO

Competition Kamairicha

SHINO
SHINO
SHINO
SHINO
SHINO
SHINO
SHINO
SHINO
SHINO
SHINO
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This award-winning, competition-grade kamairicha takes you on a unique flavor journey. Enjoy its sweetness, chestnut and fruity notes.

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Description

2024 first harvest 

1st place, kamairicha category, Japan National Tea competition, 2019, 2021, 2022, 2023

Award-winning, competition-grade kamairicha SHINO from Ureshino in Saga has been crowned as the best kamairicha of Japan for several years in a row now. Its pan-fried leaves take you on a wonderful flavor journey, quite different from the usual green tea experience. Lovers of oolong tea will enjoy the parallels.

From the moment you open a bag of SHINO, chestnut and fruity notes will greet you, and you will appreciate the subtle charcoal fragrance reminding you of its unique production process. In your cup, its pure gold will delight your eyes. Its sweetness highlighted by a very nice astringency reflects the skills of Akizuki san and his partners.


Information

Net Weight: 50g
Harvest: 2024
Origin: 100% Japanese tea from Saga
Quality and type: Competition Kamairicha
Organic: No
Cultivars: Yabukita
Conservation: 1 year unopened
Optimal tasting: within 6 weeks after opening

Brewing Instructions



tea leaves Tea for 2
3g / 0.10 oz

water dosimeter Water
100ml / ~ 3.38 fl oz

tea spoons Temperature
80C / 176F

time iconTime
60s


Tasting Guide

Aromatic Profiles

AKIZUKI KENJI


After years of painstaking work in his tea fields and tea factory, Ajizuki san had decided to retire. Then a new initiative to save the Kamairicha (pan-fried tea) technique motivated him to come out from retirement and join forces with three other friends, creating the Ureshino Southern Kamairicha Tea Industry Association, to produce top-quality Kamairicha in Ureshino, Saga prefecture.

In 2001, they launched the "Ureshino Southern Kamairicha Association". In 2003, thanks to public and industrial support, including machine makers, a new production line was created to produce an improved and more stable tea quality, which was one of the major issues in the past. Their efforts and amazing skills were quickly recognised: in 2006, the Association won the 1st prize at the National Tea Fair. Since then, they have collected 8 other top prizes at national-level competitions.


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RL
01/19/2024
Robert L.
United States

Shino

A soft on the palate tea with a mild sweetness and gorgeous aroma.

JM
08/17/2023
Jim M.
United States United States

Wonderful pan-fried tea

I was first exposed to pan-fried Chinese teas and decided that I loved the toasted flavors. I was very happy to find that Japan has pan-fried teas. This is not well known in the U.S. i wish I had known earlier. This one has wonderful fresh flavor. Exactly as promised by the profile. I very much enjoy reading about the artisans who crafted it. It is one of my favorite green teas.

MA
03/04/2023
Marie A.
United States United States

Such a delightful kamairicha!

This is my favorite tea of all time. What a truly amazing tea quality! Perfect fruity and nutty blend- but very slightly on the nutty taste which I love. This is such a treat to brew each time! Will repurchase again and again! Thank you Akizuki san and his partners for this labor of love!

SH
09/11/2022
Samed H.

SHINO

Loved this tea!

H
07/07/2022
Hitokiri-Kensei

SHINO

This tea has a euphoric aroma and wonderful flavor. excellent tea, never had anything like it.

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