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Yame First Flush Shincha

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Regular price $19.00
Yame First Flush Shincha
Yame First Flush Shincha
Yame First Flush Shincha
Yame First Flush Shincha
Yame First Flush Shincha
Yame First Flush Shincha
Shincha, or “new tea,” is considered the pluck of the year, the spring season blooming its most tender, nutrient-dense leaves after winter’s frost. Harvested the 88th day after Setsubun, or the day before the beginning of spring, this first flush is imbued with good will and good intentions--along with a refreshing smoothness and subtle savoriness these rare lots are known for. The Yamaguchi Family, one of our longtime producers, adds their specialized hiire (firing/finishing) touch, offering a profound harvest of beautiful ephemerality. Notes of buttered spinach, roast chicken, and water chestnut. 

Region: Yame, Fukuoka, Japan
Elevation: 150 meters
Variety: Saemidori
Harvest Date: May 2020
Producer: The Yamaguchi Family
Brewing Recommendations: 5g tea | 340mL water | 176°F | 0:40 

(or 5g tea | 340mL water | 140°F | 1:30) 

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