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This year's Shincha has now arrived! It is available while supplies last.

Ippodo’s Shincha is a sencha green tea that is released as soon as possible after harvest in late spring. Each year we relish its energetic, vibrant character.

Shelf lifeConsume quickly
The best before date is 150 days from when it is freshly packaged in Japan. For the best experience, consume within around one month of opening.
Serving size10 g / 0.35 oz (~2 Tbsp.)
Up to 3 pots can be brewed with the same leaves.
Size 5.5" × 2.8" × 6.8"
Net weight3.5 oz (100 g)

Note: Limited quantity available.

Each spring, as the weather starts to warm, the tea fields in the mountains south of Kyoto begin to awaken. The tea plants that huddled up, storing their energy and nutrients over the cold, long winter, begin to put out tiny green buds. Over the next month, these buds begin to grow, reaching up and up for the wide blue sky. When the time is right, tea farmers get busy harvesting the spry new leaves.

At Ippodo, we blend selected fresh new sencha harvests to produce our Shincha tea each year.

Shincha 2024 is well-balanced, flavorful, and vivid. Its fragrance is the most vibrant in recent memory- sunny, fresh, green, and vegetal. In the cup, its plentiful umami is balanced by a tinge of crisp astringency. In the undertones, it has a mineral-like, slate-like quality that adds a nice structure to the experience. Finally, beautiful vibrant green leaves and a bright golden brew color make this year’s Shincha a visual treat as well.

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For first-timers, this year is a classic introduction to Shincha, full of energy and green freshness. Longtime sencha fans will enjoy its verdant fragrance, balanced taste, and complexity over many brews.

Compared to our normal selection of sencha, Shincha has a powerful flavor, aroma, and aftertaste. Its youthful strength is refreshing, like a splash of ice-cold water on the face in the morning.

Like Shincha, our regular sencha lineup is also harvested once per year in late spring. We allow the regular senchas to rest until they develop a relaxed, mature flavor. We then blend them with previous harvests to produce a consistent product sold throughout the year.

We love our regular sencha selection for its calm and mature character. We love Shincha for its fleeting, energetic character that invigorates us at the start of summer.

Ways to Prepare

Our standard recipe for brewing loose-leaf Shincha. Discover the vibrant and energetic quality of these freshly harvested tea leaves.

1. Measure the leaves
2 tbsp. (10 g / 0.35 oz)
Add tea leaves to a kyusu or teapot.
Silver tablespoon filled with dried rolled Ippodo Sencha premium Japanese green tea leaves with
Silver tablespoon filled with dried rolled Ippodo Sencha premium Japanese green tea leaves with
Standard Shincha Brew
1. Measure the leaves
2 tbsp. (10 g / 0.35 oz)
Add tea leaves to a kyusu or teapot.
2. Add hot water
210 mL (7 oz) 80°C (176°F)
Cool boiling water to 80°C by transferring once.
Silver kettle beside a porcelain teacup and porcelain kyusu with an arrow instructing to transfer tea from teacup to teapot
Silver kettle beside a porcelain teacup and porcelain kyusu with an arrow instructing to transfer tea from teacup to teapot
Standard Shincha Brew
2. Add hot water
210 mL (7 oz) 80°C (176°F)
Cool boiling water to 80°C by transferring once.
3. Brew
40 seconds
Brew without stirring or disturbing the tea leaves.
Small white porcelain Japanese kyusu teapot with blue logo on lid sitting beside orange stop watch timer on white table
Small white porcelain Japanese kyusu teapot with blue logo on lid sitting beside orange stop watch timer on white table
Standard Shincha Brew
3. Brew
40 seconds
Brew without stirring or disturbing the tea leaves.
4. Serve
Pour out every last drop.
Enjoy in your favorite teacup or mug.
Pouring light green tea from white porcelain Hasami-yaki kyusu teapot with blue logo into white porcelain Japanese teacup
Pouring light green tea from white porcelain Hasami-yaki kyusu teapot with blue logo into white porcelain Japanese teacup
Standard Shincha Brew
4. Serve
Pour out every last drop.
Enjoy in your favorite teacup or mug.

Cold brewing brings out the most sweetness and umami from the leaves.

1. Measure the leaves
2 tbsp. (10 g / 0.35 oz)
Add tea leaves to a kyusu or teapot.
Silver tablespoon filled with dried rolled Ippodo Sencha premium Japanese green tea leaves with
Silver tablespoon filled with dried rolled Ippodo Sencha premium Japanese green tea leaves with
Cold Brew Sencha
1. Measure the leaves
2 tbsp. (10 g / 0.35 oz)
Add tea leaves to a kyusu or teapot.
2. Add ice water
210 mL (7 oz) Chilled water
Pour chilled water to cover tea leaves.
Pouring water from glass carafe into white porcelain Hasami-yaki teapot containing Gyokuro green tea leaves and ice cubes
Pouring water from glass carafe into white porcelain Hasami-yaki teapot containing Gyokuro green tea leaves and ice cubes
Cold Brew Sencha
2. Add ice water
210 mL (7 oz) Chilled water
Pour chilled water to cover tea leaves.
3. Brew
15 minutes
Brew without stirring or disturbing the tea leaves.
Small white porcelain Japanese kyusu teapot with blue logo on lid sitting beside orange stop watch timer on white table
Small white porcelain Japanese kyusu teapot with blue logo on lid sitting beside orange stop watch timer on white table
Cold Brew Sencha
3. Brew
15 minutes
Brew without stirring or disturbing the tea leaves.
4. Serve
Pour out every last drop
Enjoy in your favorite glass, teacup, or mug.
Pouring light green tea from white porcelain Hasami-yaki kyusu teapot with blue logo into white porcelain Japanese teacup
Pouring light green tea from white porcelain Hasami-yaki kyusu teapot with blue logo into white porcelain Japanese teacup
Cold Brew Sencha
4. Serve
Pour out every last drop
Enjoy in your favorite glass, teacup, or mug.
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