Shincha Houryoku ($19.75)

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
Den's 2014 Shincha Kunpu Tasting Comments:
Before I took the first sip, I found the cup had a beautiful deep green color. If you are not familiar with Fukamushi Sencha type teas, you might expect a very bitter taste. However, the taste is the very opposite of what you imagine. The cup is mild and with no bitterness and a hint of fishy flavor that is a sign of the high quality.

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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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