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Shincha Kunpu and Houryoku Are Available Now

Our popular Eighty-Eighth Night Shinchas, Kunpu and Houryoku are in stock. These Shinchas were produced from high quality first flush leaves in early May and air-shipped to us. Here are my tasting comments for these great teas.

Shincha Kunpu:
The aroma for this year's Kunpu is fresh and grassy leading me to expect a grassy taste. However when I took the first sip, a surge of Umami spread through my mouth unlike the slight bitter taste I expected.....

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Shincha Houryoku:
Once I opened the bag, I found an aroma similar to Gyokuro (a little like seaweed) and that made me expect a mellow flavor with good Umami. As I brewed the Houryoku, I was happy to see a nice cloudy cup that meant....

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Eighty-Eighth Night Shincha refers to Shincha picked on the 88th day after the first day of spring in the traditional Japanese calendar. This is usually around May 2nd, but it landed on May 1st this year because of a leap year. The Eighty-Eighth Night - "Hachijuhachiya" in Japanese - is a special day in Japanese agriculture since it is the time all the plants and vegetables begin to sprout.

Hashiri Shincha Is Sold Out
Unfortunately Hashiri Shincha is sold out. If you purchased this special first flush tea THANK YOU and we hope you enjoyed it.

We appreciate your patronage of this year's Hashiri Shincha and we all look forward to its return again next year.

Want to Taste Both Teas?
Our Shincha tasting set is 1oz of each of Kunpu and Houryoku. If you're not sure which Shincha you would like - Kunpu (light steamed) or Houryoku (deep steamed) - here's an opportunity to try both.

The Shincha tasting set can also be pre-ordered until May 15th with the 10% discount.

Click here to pre-order Shincha tasting set.
CONTINUED - Gift from Den's Tea - Bone China Cup over $35 Shincha purchase
Den's Tea Gift CupWe want you to enjoy Shincha as much as possible consequently we are pleased to offer you our original Bone China cup - Denchan Cup. It has a shiny white inside that brightens up a cup of Shincha so you can enjoy the beautiful color of the tea. Also the thin cup feels good on the lips. You can feel the power of nature through your sight and palate.

When your order includes any Shincha and is over $35, we will automatically enclose a cup with your shipment. No action is needed but note that the cup will be sent to the person receiving the order.

ALWAYS- Buy TWO Tea Time Treats Get One Free
sakura tea time We are always offering “Buy Two Get One Free” for our Tea Time Treats - Frosted Rice Snacks and Kameda Crisps (Kaki-No-Tane). Enjoy Shincha or any of our teas with crunchy rice crackers!

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More Shincha Reports from Shizuoka
We are continually updating our 2016 Shincha Report on our Facebook page so that you have a deeper understanding of shincha and particularly our 2016 Shinchas. Please visit our Facebook page for posts that begin before the 2016 first flush through delivery of this flavorful tea.
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