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 2018
  • Species: Yabukita
Den's 2018 Shincha Houryoku Tasting Comments:
When I brewed this year's Houryoku, I was surprised by its beautiful transparent cup. I don't mean the cup was clear. The cup was as cloudy as a Fukamushi Sencha, but it's somehow a beautiful cloudiness. I sipped it once and as I would expect from the color of the cup, the taste was very silky and easy to swallow. The 2nd sip was even silkier, then the layer of sweetness that I thought had passed came back to my tongue and mouth. I enjoyed repeating it and finished the 1st cup. While I still had the aftertaste in my mouth, I brewed a 2nd cup with the same leaves. The 2nd cup was still silky and refreshing. It's interesting that the fresh and slight bitterness washed my mouth with a layer of flavors and then the herbaceous aroma went to my nose. Our 2018 Houryoku is a silky, milky great cup!
JAPANESE GREEN TEA/ Shincha Houryoku
Den's Preferred Brewing:
Water: 3oz @ 160F
Leaves: 2 grams or 1 rounded teaspoon
Steep: 45 sec
2nd Cup: Water @ 180F; Steep 15 sec

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