Shincha 2024 & Kumpu Sencha Set
Shincha 2024 & Kumpu Sencha Set Shincha 2024 & Kumpu Sencha Set
Rich & Energetic

Shincha 2024 & Kumpu Sencha Set

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Expected to ship around early June.
This year's Shincha will ship late May to early June. Until the end of April, we are accepting pre-orders for Shincha and Shincha sets at a discount.
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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 weight6.3 oz (180 g)

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 will begin to grow, reaching up and up for the wide blue sky. When the time is right, tea farmers will get busy harvesting the spry new leaves.

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

Up in the mountains, small changes in the weather day-to-day affect the nuances that develop in the tea leaves. As a result, the distinctive character of this year’s Shincha will never be repeated.

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Every release of Shincha shares the vibrancy and energy of just-picked tea leaves, and we are excited for what the harvest of 2024 Shincha will bring.

Deepen your appreciation of Shincha’s vibrancy and Ippodo regular sencha’s mellow depths with this comparison set.

For the set, we selected our standard sencha Kumpu, which is a different sencha blend at a similar price point to Shincha. In Kumpu, we enjoy a classic balance of light astringency, pleasant umami, and an elegant finish.

Compared to a standard sencha like Kumpu, 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, Kumpu is also harvested once per year in late spring. We allow it and all other 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 Kumpu for its calm and mature character. We love Shincha for its fleeting, energetic character that invigorates us at the start of summer.

This bundle set includes both items shipped together as in a regular order.

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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