Farmers' Shincha (160g/5.64oz)

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This item is limited edition of 1,200 packages only available at this harvest season.

If you love Japanese tea, you may be familiar with Shincha. In Japan, we have the tradition of celebrating Shincha, the first tea harvest of the year. Only once a year can you enjoy Shincha's refreshing aroma and smooth, mellow flavor immediately after the harvest. (For more information about Shincha, please check What is Shincha?, Shincha News Flash!)

Freshly harvested tea leaves usually go through the following processes. 1) Steaming, 2) Drying, 3) Shaping, 4) Sorting leaves and stems, and 5) Drying. The tea leaves that don't go through the final two finishing processes, sorting and drying, are called "Aracha", which means unaffected or minimally processed. Japanese tea farmers have been enjoying "Aracha" for many years - it is the traditional drink for farmers. "Aracha" contains stems, known as "Karigane" and therefore has a natural unprocessed taste. "Karigane" tea stems also make the tea more sweet in flavor.

We thought you might enjoy the unique experience of drinking the same unprocessed "Aracha" tea that Japanese farmers have been enjoying for centuries and enjoy this healthful tea in its most natural and unaffected state. You are sure to enjoy this Shincha's refreshing aroma and taste, as well as the affordable price. We are able to offer this tea at a lower price because it does not go through the finishing processes and so takes less time and effort to make. We are happy to pass on these savings to our customers.

Enjoy the natural taste and refreshing aroma of this "Aracha" Shincha at an affordable price. It's available only at this harvest season – just once a year!




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A Tip to Enjoy Shincha

Shincha's best features are its refreshing yet mellow aroma, and balance of sweet and bitter taste. Usually Shincha is brewed with 176F (80C) water for 1 minute, which is the same way as regular Sencha.
Another way to enjoy Shincha is to brew it so that it has a sharper, more refreshing taste. In this case, we recommend you brew Shincha with a little higher temperature water (85C / 185F).


This item is specially finished, with the drying kept to a minimum so that you will be able to fully enjoy Shincha's refreshing aroma and flavor. So, once you open the package, the tea leaves are easy to change in quality. Please use up as soon as possible.

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321 06/27/2014
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367 06/07/2014
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583 06/15/2013
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770 06/03/2011
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752 05/26/2011
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668 06/05/2010
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765 08/22/2009
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628 05/26/2009
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628 05/25/2009
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628 06/11/2008
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799 06/06/2006
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804 05/31/2006

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