Rich & Energetic

Uji Shincha - New Harvest Sencha 2022 - 100g Bag

Shincha is sencha tea that is released immediately after its harvest. This tea has a uniquely fresh, bright, snappy, and energetic character, and is only available once a year.

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Fresh green teaConsume quickly
The best before date is 150 days from when the tea is packaged in Japan.
Serving size10 g / 0.35 oz (roughly 2 tbsp.)
Up to 3 pots can be brewed with the same leaves.
Size 5.5" x 2.8" x 6.8"
Net weight3.5 oz (100 g)

Shincha is sencha tea that is released immediately after its harvest. Ippodo Shincha has a uniquely fresh, bright, and energetic character. This limited release is only available for a short time in early summer.

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

Shincha 2022 has a wonderful round umami taste, with plenty of the strength that we expect in fresh-picked sencha.

At first sip, layers of umami develop and expand throughout the mouth. Light astringency pokes through in the background, bringing balance and complexity. In the finish, umami lingers softly on the tongue.

Compared to other years, it’s a clear, accessible Shincha that goes down smooth. We feel confident in recommending it even to those trying Shincha for the first time. At the same time, its complexity and deep, classic Shincha fragrance will be rewarding for those who look forward to enjoying this tea every year.

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

Measure the leaves
2 tbsp. (10 g / 0.35 oz)
Standard Brew
Makes one pot
Measure the leaves
2 tbsp. (10 g / 0.35 oz)
Add hot water
210 mL (7 oz) 80°C (176°F)
Cool boiling water to 80°C by transferring once.
Standard Brew
Makes one pot
Add hot water
210 mL (7 oz) 80°C (176°F)
Cool boiling water to 80°C by transferring once.
Brew
40 seconds
Standard Brew
Makes one pot
Brew
40 seconds
Serve
Pour out every last drop.
Standard Brew
Makes one pot
Serve
Pour out every last drop.
Measure the leaves
2 tbsp. (10 g / 0.35 oz)
Cold Brew
Makes one pot
Measure the leaves
2 tbsp. (10 g / 0.35 oz)
Add ice water
210 ml (7 oz) Chilled water
Cold Brew
Makes one pot
Add ice water
210 ml (7 oz) Chilled water
Brew
15 minutes
Cold Brew
Makes one pot
Brew
15 minutes
Serve
Pour out every last drop.
Cold Brew
Makes one pot
Serve
Pour out every last drop.
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Hannah (United States)
Really great tea!

This is a lovely cup of tea and if unique. Make sure to not use boiling water or steep it too long.

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Wei Q. (United States)
Taste

Wish it would be fuller in taste

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Masa K. (United States)
Shincha

It was just great. I can enjoy at feeling of changing seasons with a cup of tea of Shincha. This is a kind of fresh food from what we can realize that time is running. I am looking forward to trying to find differences of taste by brewing different condtions. I will try to make a food pairing between fried chicken and Shincha tomorow. We will see.

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AYN (Canada)
Great!

Really enjoying the tea. delicious!

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Jeremy H. (United States)
Very smooth

I'm no green tea expert, but I have tried a few senchas before. This is the first sencha I've had that was so easy to drink and smooth, yet very floral/ that fresh green tea taste.

I'd definitely recommend this and now I want to go to Japan and explore more.

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