Farmers' Shincha (160g/5.64oz)

Now pre-orders for this item taken
Limited edition of 1,200 packages only available at this harvest season.
This item is anticipated to be shipped around on May 9 or 13.
(If you pre-order this item together with regular Hibiki-an items, all items from your order will be shipped together at the same time when they are all available. The above shipping dates are good estimates, but the actual shipping date may be a few days earlier or later due to unpredictable weather conditions for the harvest.)
Anticipated to be shipped on May 9 or 13

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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396 06/12/2015
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383 05/26/2015
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695 07/09/2014
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544 07/05/2014
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719 06/27/2014
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750 06/07/2014
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773 05/26/2014
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1194 06/12/2012
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871 05/30/2008
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965 06/06/2006
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974 05/31/2006

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