SHINCHA 2020

 WHAT IS SHINCHA ?

Shincha means ‘new tea’ and refers to the tea made from the very first harvest of the year. The best green teas are made with leaves plucked at that time, and green tea lovers wait impatiently for it because those are the best and youngest leaves of the year. This label is used for about four-six weeks.

While it is traditionally associated with sencha, all green teas of the highest quality made from the first harvest of the year (gyokuro, kabusecha, shiraore, tamaryokucha, kamairicha) can be called shincha.

Even when you order tea later in the year with us, the producers use the leaves they picked during the first harvest to make fresh batches. They store hundred of kilos of whole leaves in huge refrigerated places and process them throughout the year. The second harvest (May-June depending on the area) also yields superior quality tea but cannot be labeled ‘shincha’.

 

  • HIROKI
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    SHINCHA 2020
    Premium Sencha
    REGION: 
    YAME
    ORGANIC: 
    No
    WEIGHT: 
    50G / 1.76 OZ
    A refreshing and sweet green tea, packed with delicious umami, this premium deep-steamed sencha from Yame can be enjoyed in the early afternoon.
    PLAIN BAG :
    14 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    16 US$
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  • NAOKO
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    SHINCHA 2020
    High-Grade Sencha
    REGION: 
    CHIRAN
    ORGANIC: 
    YES
    WEIGHT: 
    50G / 1.76 OZ
    Refreshing and sweet, this organic tea is packed with umami. A high-grade deep-steamed sencha that can be enjoyed in the early afternoon.
    PLAIN BAG :
    12 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    14 US$
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  • ATSUKO
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    SHINCHA 2020
    Premium Sencha
    REGION: 
    YAME
    ORGANIC: 
    No
    WEIGHT: 
    50G / 1.76 OZ
    Plucked during the first harvest, a blend of sae midori and yabukita. A fragrant and well-balanced sencha from Yame, with low caffeine levels.
    PLAIN BAG :
    14 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    17 US$
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  • AIKO
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    SHINCHA 2020
    Premium Sencha
    REGION: 
    YAME
    ORGANIC: 
    No
    WEIGHT: 
    50G / 1.76 OZ
    Powerful and easy to brew, this premium sencha from Yame stands out thanks to its umami that brings it close to a gyokuro.
    PLAIN BAG :
    22 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    25 US$
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  • MITSUMI
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    SHINCHA 2020
    High-Grade Sencha
    REGION: 
    CHIRAN
    ORGANIC: 
    No
    WEIGHT: 
    50G / 1.76 OZ
    Plucked during one of the earliest first harvests in all Japan, this high-grade sencha from Chiran will delight you with its low bitterness and fresh aromas.
    PLAIN BAG :
    15 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    17 US$
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  • MITSUE
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    SHINCHA 2020
    Competition Sencha
    REGION: 
    CHIRAN
    ORGANIC: 
    No
    WEIGHT: 
    50G / 1.76 OZ
    This competition-grade sencha from Chiran is wonderfully fragrant and balanced. Deep-steamed, with low caffeine levels, a rare and delicious treat.
    PLAIN BAG :
    22 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    25 US$
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  • JUN
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    SHINCHA 2020
    High-Grade Sencha
    REGION: 
    YAME
    ORGANIC: 
    Yes
    WEIGHT: 
    50G / 1.76 OZ
    A unique high-grade organic sencha from Yame with a strong, balanced and refreshing taste, 100% chemical and pesticide free.
    PLAIN BAG :
    14 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    17 US$
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  • NAOMI
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    SHINCHA 2020
    Premium Sencha
    REGION: 
    CHIRAN
    ORGANIC: 
    YES
    WEIGHT: 
    50G / 1.76 OZ
    A delicious premium organic sencha from Chiran area. Its powerful umami and slight bitterness leave a strong impression and will energize you.
    PLAIN BAG :
    16 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    19 US$
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  • ISAO
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    SHINCHA 2020
    BEST SELLER
    High-Grade Tamaryokucha
    REGION: 
    HIGASHI-SONOGI
    ORGANIC: 
    NO
    WEIGHT: 
    50G / 1.76 OZ
    A perfect green tea for tasting sessions, with strong notes of citrus and orange. Perfect to experience tamaryokucha, a green tea specialty from Sonogi.
    PLAIN BAG :
    12 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    14 US$
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  • REN
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    SHINCHA 2020
    High-Grade Sencha
    REGION: 
    CHIRAN
    ORGANIC: 
    NO
    WEIGHT: 
    50G / 1.76 OZ
    Plucked during the first harvest, this sencha is a blend of three cultivars with a large range of tastes, a delicious freshness and a powerful umami.
    PLAIN BAG :
    11 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    13 US$
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  • REI
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    SHINCHA 2020
    BEST SELLER
    Premium Sencha
    REGION: 
    CHIRAN
    ORGANIC: 
    NO
    WEIGHT: 
    50G / 1.76 OZ
    Made from four different tea cultivars, this rare and premium sencha from Chiran is sweet and fresh, with a strong umami finish.
    PLAIN BAG :
    20 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    23 US$
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  • KAZUYA
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    SHINCHA 2020
    Competition Sencha
    REGION: 
    Saga
    ORGANIC: 
    Yes
    WEIGHT: 
    50G / 1.76 OZ
    A 100% organic sencha, wtih a perfect balance between sweetness and bitterness, and a delicious honey touch.
    PLAIN BAG :
    20 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    23 US$
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  • KAZUHIRO
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    SHINCHA 2020
    Premium Organic Gyokuro
    REGION: 
    Saga
    ORGANIC: 
    YES
    WEIGHT: 
    50G / 1.76OZ
    A rare and 100% organic gyokuro, sweet with a touch of bitterness, with a floral aftertaste, woody note and beautiful golden hue.
    PLAIN BAG :
    29 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    32 US$
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  • HAKUSEI
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    SHINCHA 2020
    Premium White Tea
    REGION: 
    YAME
    ORGANIC: 
    No
    WEIGHT: 
    50G / 1.76 OZ
    An exceptional and exclusive premium white tea from Yame. Sweet, umami-packed, low in caffeine and with high contents of amino acids. Prepare it like a sencha, enjoy it like a gyokuro!
    PLAIN BAG :
    26 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    29 US$
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