Shincha Kunpu ($19.75)

Shincha Kunpu will be available around May 15th. We will take pre-orders of Kunpu in early May.
Shincha Kunpu is an Eighty-Eighth (88th) Night Shincha that is lightly steamed. 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 Night - "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: Honyama, Shizuoka
  • Harvest: First Flush 2014
  • Species: Yabukita
FYI, 2013 Den's Tasting Comments:
This year’s Kunpu sets the bar for Shinchas. From the first sip to the aftertaste, you will be impressed by this tea. The cup is well balanced with aroma, Umami and sweet aftertaste all in harmony. When I took a sip, I found myself naturally closing my eyes and sitting still to feel the deep natural flavor. The 2nd cup also surprised me in that I can't remember that great of a flavorful from a 2nd cup before. We are confident that you will find our 2013 Kunpu is a distinctive "vintage" and that you will remember it for several years to come.
I wanted to see if the 2013 Kunpu could stand up to hotter water. I brewed another new cup of Kunpu with hotter water (approx. 180° F) and found a little more astringency that enhanced the Umami and sweetness on my tongue. I hope you will occasionally try variations in water temperature to experience the spectrum of this tea's flavor.

To see customers' reviews of this tea, click --> Den's Tea customers' reviews
Shincha Kunpu 2012
Den's Preferred Brewing:
Water: 2oz @ 160F
Leaves: 2 grams or 1 rounded teaspoon
Steep: 90 sec
2nd Cup: Water @ 180F; Steep 30 sec

Item #   Product Name- Price

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

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Shincha Kunpu (1lb) - First Flush Sencha

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Shincha Kunpu 2oz Gift Can

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Shincha Kunpu 2oz Gift Can – unwrapped

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