Shincha Houryoku ($19.75)

Shincha Houryoku will be available around May 15th. We will take pre-orders of Kunpu in early May.
JAPANESE GREEN TEA: Shincha Houryoku
Shincha Houryoku is an Eighty-Eighth (88th) Night Shincha produced with a longer steaming just like our Fukamushi-Sencha. The extra steaming causes the tea to brew a thick emerald liquid full of herbaceous flavor. Eighty-Eighth Night Shincha refers to Shincha picked on the 88th day after the first day of spring in the traditional Japanese calendar. It is around May 2nd. The Eighty-Eighth Nigh - "Hachijuhachiya" in Japanese - is a special day in Japanese agriculture since it is considered about the time all the plants and vegetation begin to sprout.
  • Origin: Makinohara, Shizuoka
  • Harvest: First Flush 2014
  • Species: Yabukita
FYI, 2013 Den's Tasting Comments
Until I tasted Houryoku, Kunpu was the No. 1 Shincha of the year. However I needed to reconsider that position once I sipped Houryoku. From the first sip to the aftertaste, I experienced a very comfortable, mild flavor sitting in my mouth. There is a nutty flavor similar to chestnut and sticky taste like honey that lingered for a while. This aftertaste was unique in the way it covered my tongue and throat. The 2nd cup also impressed me because it was still as powerful as the first cup.
Houryoku is made in the style of Fukamushi Senchas in that it is highly steamed. With this type of tea it is important to brew a cloudy cup. It is equally important not to hesitate in consuming this tea. The cloudiness is caused by tea leaf particles in suspension and this is part of the great flavor. If you see a lot of sediment in your cup, you have missed out on some flavor. Also remember when you sip, roll the tea on your tongue and enjoy the spreading aroma and taste.

To see customers' reviews of this tea, click --> Den's Tea customers' reviews
Shincha Houryoku 2011
Den's Preferred Brewing:
Water: 3oz @ 160F
Leaves: 2 grams or 1 level teaspoon
Steep: 45sec
2nd Cup: Water @ 180F; Steep 15 sec

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Shincha Houryoku (2oz/56g) - First Flush Sencha

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Shincha Houryoku (1lb) - First Flush Sencha

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Shincha Houryoku 2oz Gift Can

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Shincha Houryoku 2oz Gift Can unwrapped

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